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There is a World out There-Intercultural Understanding in Languages lessons


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Copy of the slides from the MFL Show and Tell, 1st June, York

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  • Taken from a lesson written by Rachel Hawkes – RSA
  • 1 E-pals or e-twnning – send boxes with cultural artefacts, food etc. send pictures, describe the pictures and partner school have to guess which one. Sing songs to each other etc. If you have a link with another school you have a ready made audience. Could work from other subjects be sent to penpals? Eg year 7 Self Image module in Art- send self portraits to pen pals. Join with other departs eg geog, history, pe.
  • Again, exploit links with partner schools abroad.
  • Ask delegates to brainstorm ways in which film Could be used. AT this point show a film, eg Les Crayons (see Alliance Francaise) play with out picture. Ask delegates to suggest, who where when and what. Stop before the screaming and ask delegates to Predict what will happen next. Play next bit until the crayons leave the cinema. Ask them to guess what has happened.Then show film with picture.
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    • 1. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 1Powerpoint TemplatesThere is a world out there!by Isabelle Jones
    • 2. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 2Intercultural UnderstandingCultural awarenessCultural competenceCultural appreciationCultural knowledgeIntercultural awarenessIntercultural understandingIntercultural knowledgeWhat do you understand by these?Are they different?Why (not)?What are the barriers and opportunitiesto develop them in the languages classroom?
    • 3. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 3Progression in Intercultural UnderstandingStudents should be able to:a) Demonstrate an understanding of …b) Recognisec) Accept and feel comfortable with ...d) Demonstrate a respect for …e) Know about …f) Empathiseg) Compare similarities and differencesWhat about linguistic progression/ target language use?
    • 4. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 4Intercultural UnderstandingRenewed Framework: introduction to strands 1 and 2Contexts for learning in this strand should give pupilsopportunities to explore aspects of the life and culture ofcountries and communities where the language is spoken.These could include people, places, festivals, national events,food, sport, history, education, climate, geographical features,buildings, the spoken and the written word, music and song,the visual arts and the media.
    • 5. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 5A few things to consider…• Awareness of diversity• investigate / research / compare / identify / explain /predict• similarities and differences / changes over time / in-depthunderstanding• Engaging with diversity• interests / opinions / aspirations / perspectives / beliefs /values
    • 6. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 6Format?• One-off events (European Day of Languages)• Ad hoc opportunities (spontaneous development)• Drip-feed method (challenge beliefs & values: it is OK to bedifferent)
    • 7. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 7Mis zapatos son de _______Mis vaqueros son de_______Mi IPod es de ___________Mi equipo de música es de________Mi coche es de ____________Mi televisión es de _____________Mi ordenador es de __________Mi comida favorita es de ___________Mi osito es de ___________Mi fruta favorite es de __________Mi mundoTaken from a lesson written by Rachel Hawkes
    • 8. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 8Links with other cultures1. E-mail links (joint blogs, wikis, learning platforms)- gives pupils areal audience for their work.2. Video-conferencing / send cultural artefacts / pupils’ workbetween schools.3. Visits abroad- cross-curricular possibilities.
    • 9. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 9Exploiting the Calendar• Names: first names, surnames• Christmas & New Year traditions – compare & contrast• World Events eg. World cup, Olympics, Film festivals• Carnivals/Special days of celebration – cooking,costume, music• News/current affairs – debate
    • 10. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 10Using Music & Film in Languages• Play a short film with no pictures or sound• Predictive work: Ask pupils to guesstheme/genre/who/where, ask pupils to guess whathappens next• Produce drama based on film• Write a Critique of a film.• Rewrite script/story in own words/ from point of viewof a character.• Describe a character- looks or personality.• Cover songs• Music/ You tube videos
    • 11. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 11Ethno-centric visuals and vocabulary?Identifying featuresUsing authentic materials and photosFlickr/ Pinterest
    • 12. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 12KS2/ KS3 FrameworkTake theirLanguageSkills OUT oftheclassroomBring theLanguage &CultureINTO theclassroomFLAs, In-house visits,TV, Radio through the InternetMusic, food, fashion, design.New TechnologiesCelebrationsTraditions and HistoryCurrent AffairsE-Mails, Letters, Video-conferencing, closed onlinegroups,Exchanges, Trips abroad,Visits, KS2/KS3 Links...
    • 13. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 13Cross-curricular opportunities• Art, Geography, History, MFL, music, citizenship• Language development, problem solving and independent learning• Making the link• Music – 2 different types of music/ideas• MFL – overcoming cultural identity issues through languages• Challenging stereotypes• One-off day event to produce a tour guide
    • 14. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 14Progression in Intercultural UnderstandingKnowledge Awareness UnderstandingCan you think of examples based on traditional language topics?IU is not just for Christmas! ;)
    • 15. Powerpoint TemplatesPage 15Powerpoint TemplatesThere is a world out there!by Isabelle Jones