Presenters:
 Aubrey Kuan Roderick, MiraCosta College
 Rachel Meyer, ABC Language School
Chinese Language Education Forum...
Implicit vs. Explicit Internal vs. external
Situational vs.
transferrable
People-centered vs.
task-centered
Chinese
Vs.
Am...
Communication
Cultures
ConnectionsComparisons
Communities
Perspectives
Products
Practices
 Lack of time
 Create controversy
 Can’t express in target language
 Teacher’s over-stepping role
 Embed culture into...
• Colors
• Shapes
• Numbers
Products
• 給
• 送
• 把
Practices
• Gift-giving
Culture
• Customs
Perspectives
• Information
gathering
Pre-class
reading
• Experience
In-class
Practice
• Comparisons
Homework
• Reflections
Assessment
 Videos: YouTube & TeacherTube
 Dramas: 快樂漢語(CCTV); Sexybeijing
 Social Networking: Facebook & Ning
 Web 2.0 tool: www...
 Culture engages students to communicate
 Culture inspires students to make comparisons
 Culture helps students underst...
 Koning, Patricia. “Culture Is Integral to Language
Education. The Language Educator, Volume 5, Issue 5
(2010)
 Barnes-K...
 Aubrey Kuan Roderick
mcclaoshi@gmail.com
 Rachel Meyer
rachel@abclang.com
Integrating culture into chinese classroom
Integrating culture into chinese classroom
Integrating culture into chinese classroom
Integrating culture into chinese classroom
Integrating culture into chinese classroom
Integrating culture into chinese classroom
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Integrating culture into chinese classroom

  1. 1. Presenters:  Aubrey Kuan Roderick, MiraCosta College  Rachel Meyer, ABC Language School Chinese Language Education Forum November 13, 2010 San Francisco
  2. 2. Implicit vs. Explicit Internal vs. external Situational vs. transferrable People-centered vs. task-centered Chinese Vs. American
  3. 3. Communication Cultures ConnectionsComparisons Communities
  4. 4. Perspectives Products Practices
  5. 5.  Lack of time  Create controversy  Can’t express in target language  Teacher’s over-stepping role  Embed culture into lessons  Make it fun, light and humorous  Pre-class reading and use of visual prompts  Start with something natural
  6. 6. • Colors • Shapes • Numbers Products • 給 • 送 • 把 Practices • Gift-giving Culture • Customs Perspectives
  7. 7. • Information gathering Pre-class reading • Experience In-class Practice • Comparisons Homework • Reflections Assessment
  8. 8.  Videos: YouTube & TeacherTube  Dramas: 快樂漢語(CCTV); Sexybeijing  Social Networking: Facebook & Ning  Web 2.0 tool: www.mystudiyo.com (to embed cultural videos & photos to create online quizzes) & http://lingtlanguage.com/ (to embed cultural videos and photos to create online recording and writing assignments)
  9. 9.  Culture engages students to communicate  Culture inspires students to make comparisons  Culture helps students understand & make connections  Culture encourages students to create a learning community
  10. 10.  Koning, Patricia. “Culture Is Integral to Language Education. The Language Educator, Volume 5, Issue 5 (2010)  Barnes-Karol, Gwendolyn, Maggie A. Broner. “Using Images as Springboards to Teach Cultural Perspectives in light of the Ideals of the MLA Report.” Foreign Language Annals, Volume 43. No. 3 Fall 2010  Menzel, Peter (2005), Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, Ten Speed Press
  11. 11.  Aubrey Kuan Roderick mcclaoshi@gmail.com  Rachel Meyer rachel@abclang.com

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