Slang World Englishes WTUC Dec 2006
Learning aims <ul><li>Understand the term 'slang'  </li></ul><ul><li>Increase knowledge of slang  </li></ul><ul><li>Compos...
What is ‘slang’? <ul><li>Slang is informal language (as opposed to standard English)  </li></ul><ul><li>Slang, like other ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
Class Activity <ul><li>Students compile a list of their own slang with definitions.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Are the examples of slang words that you think should be included in the dictionary?  </li></ul>
<ul><li>When would they be more likely to use a slang word in place of standard English?  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Are their examples words that would be used locally or across the globe?  </li></ul>
http://www.world-english.org/slang_world.htm
http://www.world-english.org/slang_world.htm
<ul><li>children could pick up bad habits and start using phrases like 'ain't' and 'you was'.  </li></ul><ul><li>But what ...
http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/trackthatword/# Fall 2002:  Extended period of time studying or working on an assignment us...
http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/trackthatword/# Click to watch clip
What, like, makes language change?
http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/sezwho/like/#
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/ecomics/doublecross/two/15.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/ecomics/ring_of_fire/one/05.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/ecomics/ring_of_fire/one/08.shtml
Click photo to play video http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/sezwho/hiphop/#
Final Project <ul><li>Choose 3 scenes from an American TV episode (or Movie) and analyze the use of slang or hip hop langu...
Final Project <ul><li>Class is divided into 4 groups. The first  two groups will present on 1/3. The last two groups (Grou...
Final Project <ul><li>The oral presentation should be in the following order: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction- provide ...
Final Project <ul><li>Attendance will be checked on 1/3 and 1/10. 10 points will be deducted for each absence. </li></ul><...
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Final Project: Slang

  1. 1. Slang World Englishes WTUC Dec 2006
  2. 2. Learning aims <ul><li>Understand the term 'slang' </li></ul><ul><li>Increase knowledge of slang </li></ul><ul><li>Compose own rhyming words and phrases </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ‘slang’? <ul><li>Slang is informal language (as opposed to standard English) </li></ul><ul><li>Slang, like other types of language, changes over time </li></ul><ul><li>Some words, which were originally slang, are now part of standard English </li></ul>
  4. 4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
  5. 5. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
  6. 6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
  7. 7. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3128000/3128955.stm
  8. 8. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
  9. 9. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
  10. 10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
  11. 11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2891000/2891853.stm
  12. 12. Class Activity <ul><li>Students compile a list of their own slang with definitions. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Are the examples of slang words that you think should be included in the dictionary? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>When would they be more likely to use a slang word in place of standard English? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Are their examples words that would be used locally or across the globe? </li></ul>
  16. 16. http://www.world-english.org/slang_world.htm
  17. 17. http://www.world-english.org/slang_world.htm
  18. 18. <ul><li>children could pick up bad habits and start using phrases like 'ain't' and 'you was'. </li></ul><ul><li>But what do you think? Is there too much slang on kids' TV? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the way you write and speak is influenced by what you see? </li></ul>
  19. 19. http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/trackthatword/# Fall 2002: Extended period of time studying or working on an assignment usually just before a test or due date: “I had to pull an all-nighter to get my paper done on time.”
  20. 20. http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/trackthatword/# Click to watch clip
  21. 21. What, like, makes language change?
  22. 22. http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/sezwho/like/#
  23. 23. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/ecomics/doublecross/two/15.shtml
  24. 24. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/ecomics/ring_of_fire/one/05.shtml
  25. 25. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/ecomics/ring_of_fire/one/08.shtml
  26. 26. Click photo to play video http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/sezwho/hiphop/#
  27. 27. Final Project <ul><li>Choose 3 scenes from an American TV episode (or Movie) and analyze the use of slang or hip hop language in the dialogues. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: In what ways do you think the usage of slang and hip hop language affect Taiwanese EFL students? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: Should non-standard English be banned in the classroom? Why or why not? </li></ul>
  28. 28. Final Project <ul><li>Class is divided into 4 groups. The first two groups will present on 1/3. The last two groups (Groups 3 and 4) will present on 1/10. </li></ul><ul><li>You should submit a CD that contains the following on the day of your presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper: Written analysis of your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint material </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Final Project <ul><li>The oral presentation should be in the following order: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction- provide outline of your presentation and Synopsis/Brief description of your chosen TV episode/Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1st scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion: summarize main points that were presented </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Final Project <ul><li>Attendance will be checked on 1/3 and 1/10. 10 points will be deducted for each absence. </li></ul><ul><li>Your oral presentation and the quality of your written analysis should make up for your final grade. </li></ul>

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