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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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Part of 2012 EFLIS Primary InterSection Session With CALLIS & ICIS Friday, 30 March 2012 - PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING ACROSS CULTURES IN THE EFL CLASSROOM THROUGH CALL

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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

  1. 1. PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING ACROSS CULTURES IN THE EFL CLASSROOM THROUGH CALL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLAUDIO FLEURY
  2. 2. LANGUAGE AND CULTURE• Why culture is important• Tools to raise students’ awareness of different cultures• Why pronunciation is important• Tools to help students improve pronunciation
  3. 3. THE FIFTH ELEMENT LISTENING SPEAKING READING WRITING CULTURE
  4. 4. TEACHING CULTUREABILITY TO PERCEIVEAND RECOGNIZECULTURAL DIFFERENCESABILITY TO ACCEPTSOCIAL DIFFERENCESABILITY TO APPRECIATEAND VALUE SOCIALDIFFERENCES
  5. 5. WHEN IN ROME ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOCIAL BLUNDERS EMBARRASSMENT
  6. 6. CULTURE 1 AND CULTURE 2HOW TO TRANSFER C1 TO C2? COMPARE AND REFLECT CRITICAL THINKINGWHAT IS SIMILAR?WHAT IS DIFFERENT?WHAT DO YOU THINK?WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?
  7. 7. DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES
  8. 8. DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES
  9. 9. DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES
  10. 10. DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES
  11. 11. PRONUNCIATIONWhy is pronunciation important? MISCOMMUNICATION
  12. 12. PRONUNCIATIONHow to perceive pronunciation differences?soundcomparisons.com
  13. 13. HELPING STUDENTSHow to say it better?
  14. 14. LINKS AND REFERENCES• Culture - Foreign Language Teaching Methods - http://coerll.utexas.edu/methods/modules/culture/• Sound Comparisons - http://soundcomparisons.com/• World-English - Listen to English Accents from Around the world - http://www.world- english.org/listen_english_accents.htm• The speech accent archive - http://accent.gmu.edu/• Regional accents of English - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_accents_of_English• Vowels and Consonants - Peter Ladefoged - http://hctv.humnet.ucla.edu/departments/linguistics/VowelsandConsonants/vowels/contents.htm l• The differences between English and Portuguese - http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/langdiff/portuguese.htm• Second Life - http://secondlife.com/• Google Earth - http://www.google.com/earth/index.html• Voicethread - http://voicethread.com/• Voxopop - http://www.voxopop.com/• Pronuncian - http://www.pronuncian.com/• The International Phonetic Association - http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/index.html• Minimal Pair Practice and Quiz - http://www.manythings.org/mp/m08.html• Minimal Pairs - Index of common mistakes - http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/l1all.html• Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/?lang=pt• Podomatic - http://www.podomatic.com/login
  15. 15. THANK YOULANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLAUDIO FLEURY claudio.fleury@gmail.comeflpresentations.pbworks.com

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