First Year Seminar & International Students:. A Great Place to Teach & Learn (Academic) Culture and Diversity General Education Objective 9 in Action!. Presenter Susanne Forrest Academic Advisor Central Academic Advising [email protected] 282-4062. They are your children /siblings now!.
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First Year Seminar & International Students:
A Great Place to Teach & Learn (Academic) Culture and Diversity
General Education Objective 9
The closer a student’s mother tongue (or instructional language) and culture are to the English language and culture, and its American variety in your locale, the easier the academic adjustment.
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According to Hofstede, we need to look at culture proximity and distance from several angles:
* Very few students score 80% and above
Make a collection of time related expressions in English (add to it yourself it you need to)
E.g. Time is money
You are wasting time
We are running out of time
Example:Goals Paper and Presentation
-Visual: Board, Internet, Power Point, Notes, Video
-Auditory: Lecture, Video, Tape
-Kinesthetic: Learning by doing
Some form of visual at all times is invaluable for second language speakers! And so is a summary of key points.
As preparation read:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11162-008-9092-9/fulltext.htmlhttp://handouts.aacrao.org/am09/finished/W0345p_O_Leeman%20Bartzis.pdf