Based on the class discussions most of the students agreed that senior year is just as important as the other grade levels, however, some students said homework wasn’t important. Senior year, for most students, is the year they look forward to the most because they get more opportunities. Coming from Walter Kirn, senior year is, “...an adolescent Mardi Gras.” In that case, if high schools were to get rid of senior year, teachers would still have to teach the required curriculum that would of been taught senior year. Therefore, that information would have to be taught to the students in the three years of high school. Students wouldn’t be able to fail any classes, because the teachers would have to rush through sections or chapters in order to have to teach all of the curriculum for the year.
As an educator I must acknowledge and respect the different cultures and know about the learner’s cultural background. Because failing to consider cultural differences in the classroom could lead to cultural isolation, cultural erosion, learning problems, behavioral problem and/or conflicts. 2. Purposefully learn as much as possible from learners about their different cultures and languages: I must get a sense of how students feel about the cultural climate in my classroom. Tell them that I want to hear from them if any aspect of the curse is making them uncomfortable.
Ways to Improve your Intercultural Communication Skills Inter-cultural communication involves a long process of understanding how the other parties communicate and use language. Intercultural communication skills are important in today 's workplace environment. These skills can help you avoid unnecessary misunderstandings and misinterpretations due to ineffective communication. You can forestall frustration, tension and decreased productivity. Improve intercultural communication skills by learning about other peoples ' cultures, behaviors and communication styles; unlock the potential for a creative and dynamic cross-cultural environment.
Teacher helps learners to express and respondto their cultural learning experiences. Learners move through the stages of learning cycle building skills, developing cultural behavior, discovering cultural explanation. The teacher’s role in the learning cycle is crucial as it can to a great deal influence learner’s attitude towards culture learning. Teacher needs to establish a good working relationship with learners, “creating an atmosphere of mutuality and respect”. Teacher should share his or her own cultural experience with learners in order to help them enter another culture.
This book also deals with that language also helps people to know about the culture they are reading by the gesture of the speech such as their way of approach, point of view as a community and others. In this book, the relationship between language and culture is established through the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication. Through this book I get the idea that language also helps to learn culture for different situations. So, both the language and culture are interrelated with each other in terms of learning. Ferraro, Gary P., and Susan Andreatta.
A language teacher must take many factors into account when he selects the materials which are (learners ' age, needs, and their language level). The content should meet learners ' needs Moreover it must be interesting to get them engaged to the language in order to produce, practice and upgrading their level of a foreign language. The teacher can do such work by using colored photos or flashcards and charts for young learners and real life situation for adults. The material must take into account the different learning styles and levels of the learners. Also, it must be well-prepared and well-presented by the teacher; the given activities are an important part of the material because they are supposed to expose the real life situations.
The goal of the teacher is to work with Rene to develop his understanding of the vocabulary in everyday conversation. Eliciting, repetition, and minimal pair repetition as an action plan and method teaching will be utilized in the one to one class. Rene will have the opportunity to recreate social settings role play in everyday conversations. With this method, Rene will improve vocabulary and basic conversation skills. Rene’s motivation is mainly intrinsic therefore he enjoys the utilization of learning styles of musical and kinesthetic
Information collected in situations that are similar to those in which it is acquired. This is because when we learn something our memories also record something about the context and the way in which it was learnt. There are two ways of developing language ability: the first by acquisition alternatively by learning. Acquisition is a sub-conscious process, for example a child learning its own language or an adult 'picking up' a second language simply by living and working in a foreign country. Learning is the conscious process of developing a foreign language focusing on grammatical structure and features of the language through language lessons.
2. Review of the related literature 2.1 Introduction In this chapter, the researcher will review some concepts, definitions and studies related to culture, language, Cultural influence on speaking and Teaching culture in EFL classroom. 2.2 Culture Among many other researchers, Hymes (1996) stresses that the learning of culture needs to be a basic part of language learning and education because culture critically effects on the values of the community, everyday interaction, the norms of speaking and acts, and the socio-cultural expectations of an individual's roles. He further notes that those who do not follow the norms of usefulness accepted in a community are often placed in a position that excites social differences and bias. Although
We do indeed transmit particular values and beliefs by teaching English as a Second Language, but that to some extent is inevitable. In respect of some values and beliefs, it is also desirable to permeate world cultures. Myriad identities and different ways of knowing, experiencing, and understanding life can help students to find and value their own identities, histories, and cultures. It is noteworthy to mention that teaching any subject leads to behaving in ways that may construct values and beliefs. Teachers provide content and they model