Building Turkish Cultural
 Competence through Movies

          Cem BALÇIKANLI
         University of Florida
     Center ...
MAP

* Cultural Competence

* Use of Movies

* Scenes from movies

* Students’ comments

* My comments

* Conclusion
people involved in language teaching
  have again begun to understand the
intertwined relation between culture and
       ...
What do movies provide?


Movies present language in a way that is
 often more natural (authentic) than that
   found in c...
How about

cultural frames?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.O.R.A.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf
ApseHHY4s&feature=related
(3.05)
Students’comments

It was interesting to note that Turkish people pour some
water down after someone goes away for a long ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wi
ki/My_Father,_My_Son

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ltz6-
jrhmUY&feature=related
(7.50)
Students’ comments
From the movie “ Babam ve Oglum”, I learned that you guys in
Turkey kiss your elders’ hands as you resp...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G
%C3%BCle_G%C3%BCle

http://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=u4sgzEOrFxg&feature=r
elated
(5.12)

ht...
Students’ comments
Friends greet each other with a kiss on each cheek. Then they stop
   and
they meet another man and the...
CONCLUSION




    Movies are influential in building cultural
                 competence.

Learners are involved in cult...
Thank you very much
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Building Turkish Cultural Competence Through Movies

  1. 1. Building Turkish Cultural Competence through Movies Cem BALÇIKANLI University of Florida Center for European Studies E-mail: balcikanli@ufl.edu 12th Annual NCOLCTL Conference, 2009 Madison, USA
  2. 2. MAP * Cultural Competence * Use of Movies * Scenes from movies * Students’ comments * My comments * Conclusion
  3. 3. people involved in language teaching have again begun to understand the intertwined relation between culture and language (Pulverness 2003) culture influences language teaching in two ways: linguistic and pedagogical (McKay 2003)
  4. 4. What do movies provide? Movies present language in a way that is often more natural (authentic) than that found in course-books, the fantastic visual context aids understanding and boosts listening, and students just simply love them.
  5. 5. How about cultural frames?
  6. 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.O.R.A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf ApseHHY4s&feature=related (3.05)
  7. 7. Students’comments It was interesting to note that Turkish people pour some water down after someone goes away for a long time. Even though I dont understand why they do (pouring water down), it is an aspect of Turkish culture. I found out that they do it because they do believe that their beloved relatives will go back very fast. http://www.turkishculture.org/ http://www.geocities.com/resats/culture.html#social
  8. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/My_Father,_My_Son http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ltz6- jrhmUY&feature=related (7.50)
  9. 9. Students’ comments From the movie “ Babam ve Oglum”, I learned that you guys in Turkey kiss your elders’ hands as you respect them. In the film 'Babam ve Oğlum' I can see lifestyle contrasts between Istanbul and Anatolia, where differences in accents, dress, and familial relations were clearly visible. It was a decent movie. I think this is something cultural, to kiss your elders’ hands when you see them. I wish it would be here , in the US, too.
  10. 10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G %C3%BCle_G%C3%BCle http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=u4sgzEOrFxg&feature=r elated (5.12) http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=NkUuu7vusZE&feature= related (2.15)
  11. 11. Students’ comments Friends greet each other with a kiss on each cheek. Then they stop and they meet another man and they kiss each other in the face. There is great respect for elders, and the elders often take care of the younger. He (Metin Akpinar) didnt let her (Nilufer Acikalin) pay for the drink. There was the part where they put the handkerchief on the side view of mirror of the car as they were going to the airport to show that Galip was going to be with his beloved.
  12. 12. CONCLUSION Movies are influential in building cultural competence. Learners are involved in cultural components of a language through movies due to the fact that they are exposed to lifestyles, people attitudes, and beliefs. Movies increased students’ interests in learning Turkish.
  13. 13. Thank you very much

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