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The IATI Program (International Adjustment Training and Interpretation program built to build cohesiveness between employees from different nationalities and backgrounds) developed for the EPIK program in Korea.

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  1. 1. IATI for EPIK Korea Andrew Dullock
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction Misinterpretations Cross Cultural Training Culture Shock Cultural Appreciation Language Training
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Introduction• Mission:• To foster primary and secondary students English communication ability in the age of information and globalization• To improve and expand English teaching methodologies• To encourage cultural awareness between Koreans and GETs(Guest English Teachers)• Bettering Koreas image abroad
  5. 5. IntroductionWhy EPIK?• Paid Vacation• Job Security• More Prestige• A Greater Impact• Flexibility• More opportunities to experience Korea
  6. 6. Misinterpretations
  7. 7. Misinterpretations1 Lack of language ability Language The host cultures disinclination of assimilate2 Cross Cultural foreigners Cultural3 A tight leash from company headquarters appreciation The restrictive nature of overseas expatriate4 Culture Shock communities
  8. 8. Misinterpretations: Language 3rd Grade1. What is your name? My name is___. Nice to meet/see you2. What’s This? This/That is a(n) ___. It’s a ___.3. When is your birthday? My birthday is ___. This is for you.4. Commands Sit down, stand up, wash your hands, open/close5. What do/don’t you like? I like ___. I don’t like ___. Yes/No I (don’t) like ___6. How many? There is/are # ___7. What can/can’t you do? Can you ___? I can/can’t ___. Yes/No I can (can’t) ___.8. How is the weather? It’s ___.
  9. 9. Misinterpretations: Language 4th Grade1. What is your name? My name is___. Nice to meet/see you2. Don’t do that Don’t do that! Watch out! It’s beautiful! Help me!3. How old are you? I am ___ years old4. What time is it? It is __:__. Its lunch time.5. Who is he/she? She is ___. He is ___. Girl/boy/name/friend/mom6. Is this your ___? Yes/No this is (not) my ___.7. Let’s ___. Can you ___? Sorry, I can’t ___ its ____. I have a ___. Headache8. How much is this? What do you want? It’s $____. I want a ___.
  10. 10. Misinterpretations: Language 5th Grade1. How are you? I am ___. Why?2. What day is today? Student schedules. What do you have on Monday?3. It’s in/on/under Where is the book? It’s on/in/under the desk4. Adjectives What a nice day. What a big elephant5. Directions Next to/behind/across from/between/in front of6. Time What time do you ___. I go to school at 8:007. Adjectives He/She’s tall.8. Lets ___. Let’s go swimming. Let’s play soccer.9. Possession I/me/my/mine. You/your/yours. He/his/her10. Do you want some more? Please/thank you. I’m hungry/thirsty11. What are you doing? Be V + Ving. I am swimming12. House Bedroom/Bathroom/Living Room/Kitchen/Bathroom13. What did you do yesterday? Past Tense Verbs. I went to the store.14. Phone conversations Is Andy there? Speaking15. Can you join us? We’re playing soccer, can you join us?16. Did you have a nice vacation? Past Tense Verbs. Yes, I went to see my mom.
  11. 11. Misinterpretations: Language 6th Grade1. Where are you from? I am from America.2. Directions Next to/behind/across from/between/in front of3. Seasons Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter. Do you like ___?4. Months When is Christmas? When is your Birthday?5. May I help you? What do you want? How much is it?6. Can I have some ___. I’m hungry/Thirsty.7. Professions What do you want to be? What is your mom/dad?8. Future Tense Will Verb. I will go swimming.9. Past Tense It was great! I visited my grandpa in England.10. Comparatives I’m stronger than you. He is taller than her.11. Future Tense I want to play soccer12. Will you help me? Sure, what are you doing? I am cleaning my room.13. That’s too bad I’m sick, I have a headache.14. Invitations Today is my birthday.15. What time is it? It’s time to go home.16. Good byes Where are you going to Middle School?
  12. 12. Misinterpretations: Cross-Culture• Friendly• Sincere• Meet expectations• Provide resources
  13. 13. Misinterpretations: Appreciation• EPIK positions offer a lot of flexibility.• Most EPIK participants have autonomy over what they teach and do not have to adhere to rigid rules or pre-designed textbooks.• EPIK participants usually have little administration work and are not pressured by having to meet academic objectives.
  14. 14. Misinterpretations: Culture Shock• Large Expat Communities• Foreign goods are available• Internet is capable of Skype/Yahoo/MSN calling• English TV programs
  15. 15. Break…20 minutes.
  16. 16. Cross-Culture
  17. 17. Cross-Culture• Activity:• List 6 differences between two cultures.Native Country New Environment1. 1.2. 2.3. 3.4. 4.5. 5.6. 6.
  18. 18. Cross-CultureBenefits:• People learn about themselves• Encourage confidence• Break down barriers• Build trust• Motivate• Open horizons• Develop listening skills
  19. 19. Cross-CultureSelf Awareness: Knowing who you are, where you come from, and that your expectations need to incorporate that of the new environmentSelf Regulation: Being able to sufficiently adapt to the new environment and being able to understand new perspectives and ideasSelf Motivation: Being willing to try new challenges and being able to adapt by learning about the new environment in its fullestEmpathy: Showing emotion to the new environment, being able to take constructive criticism on behavioral issues and seeking further growth from others around youSocial Skills: Interaction with the new environment, seeking new ways to belong and assimilate into the new surroundings
  20. 20. Culture Shock
  21. 21. Culture ShockDefinition: A mental state of stress caused by acute changes in the culture.
  22. 22. Culture Shock Culture Shock Adjustment Stages Description Getting used to the outsideHoneymoon Stage/ Initial Stage environment, exploring, adjusting to the surroundings Problematic, Stressors becomeCulture Shock Stage prevalent, belongingness fades New acquaintances, seek familiarAdjustment Stage objects Challenges become tolerable,Mastery Stage stressors begin to fade, new outlook
  23. 23. Culture Shock Culture Shock Description Stages Environment become distasteful,Stage 1- Excitement exploring begins to diminish Frustration, depression,Stage 2- Withdrawal confinement, confusion of reasoning Improved morale, outlook begins toStage 3- Adjustment be uplifting Greater knowledge and appreciationStage 4- Enthusiasm of new cultural values
  24. 24. Culture ShockExamples:1. You walk down the road and want a hamburger, you find a place that looks like it has them, but when you get it, its just a sausage patty.2. You are sitting in class and you hear your co-workers say your name, but you don’t understand. So, you yell at them.
  25. 25. Culture ShockExamples:3. Your phone rings and your friends want to go out, but you sit at home and wonder why you are here.4. You ride the bus home from work, and have a good laugh at all the people interacting happily in front of you.
  26. 26. Culture ShockYour turn: Think of an example of culture shock that you may encounter? If so, how will you deal with it, and what will the outcome be?
  27. 27. Break…20 minutes.
  28. 28. CultureAppreciation
  29. 29. Culture AppreciationExercise: What are 10 things you like about your culture? 1. 6. 2. 7. 3. 8. 4. 9. 5. 10.
  30. 30. Culture AppreciationMajor points:1. Beliefs 6. Ideas2. Customs 7. Language3. Clothes 8. Religion4. Food 9. Morals5. Entertainment 10. Structure
  31. 31. Culture AppreciationThink about these questions….1. What am I comfortable with?2. Am I willing to go outside the box?3. Can I change myself?4. Who am I?5. Can I go beyond tolerance?
  32. 32. Culture AppreciationExercise 2: What are 3 aspects of culture you need to understand to work or communicate better with your colleagues?
  33. 33. Culture Appreciation• History • Religion• Social Status • Art and Expressive• Social Group Forms Interaction Patterns • Diet/Foods• Value Orientations • Recreation• Language and • Clothing Communication: Verbal • Family Life Processes and Nonverbal
  34. 34. Language Training
  35. 35. Language Training An yeong ha say o 안녕하세요 Hello Na nun nameibnida 나는 jack 입니다 My name is ____.kahm sah hahm knee dah 감사합니다 Thank you. mahn nah 만나서 반갑습니다 Nice to meet yousuhpahnkahpsuhm knee dah Nay/ah knee yo 네/아뇨. Yes/Noahnnyunghee gay say yo 안녕히 계세요 Goodbye-person is stayingahnnyungheegah say yo 안녕히 가세요 Goodbye-person is leaving ul ma e a o 얼마 이에요? How much is it? _____ jew say yo ______주세요 ___ give me please!
  36. 36. Language TrainingAn yeong ha say o 안녕하세요 How are you? pee gohn hay yo 피곤해요 I’m tiredhengboke hay yo 행복해요 I’m happy pohgoh ship uh 보고싶어 I miss you.Qwenchahn ah yo 괜찾아요 I’m fine
  37. 37. Language Training 1-100 Cardinal Numbers1. Ill 20. Yi Ship 1. Hana 20. seumul2. Yi 30. Sam Ship 2. Duel 30. Seoreun3. Sam 40. Sa Ship 3. Set 40. Maheun4. Sa 50. Oh Ship 4. Yet 50. Swin5. Oh 60. Yuk Ship 5. Daseot 60. Yesun6. Yuk 70. Chil Ship 6. Yaseot 70. Ilheun7. Chil 80. Pal Ship 7. Ilgeop 80. Yeodeun8. Pal 90. Gu Ship 8. Yeodeol 90. Aheun9. Gu 100.Baek 9. Ahop 100. On10. Ship 1000. Chun 10. Yeol 1000. Jeumeun
  38. 38. Questions?