Increased Cultural Interaction During the International Experience : Enhancing the Homestay ACTFL - 2004. Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart Ashland University & Susan Knight Central Michigan University. The Homestay. The Research Project I & II Three Perspectives Research Project III
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Increased Cultural Interaction Duringthe International Experience:Enhancing the HomestayACTFL - 2004
Central Michigan University
Data Analysis:Interviews, Questionnaires, Evaluations
Not at alla lot
PERCENT OF STUDENT ANSWERS FOR QUESTION #15:
DID YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE FOLLOW
Not at all-------------a lot
*TABLE 3: HOMESTAY ADVANTAGE?
PERCENT OF STUDENTS ANSWERING EACH QUESTION
Not at all A lot
Document your interaction with the family each day. Jot down how much time you spent with them and the topics you discussed.
Ask for Directions
Invite for Coffee
Go to a Movie
Go Grocery Shopping
Learn Children’s Songs
Play a Game
Attend a Sporting Event
Visit a School
Go to Church
Talk to your family about how your favorite holiday(s) is (are) celebrated in the U.S. As in all of your interactions, be sure to ask your host family similar questions – what is his/her favorite holiday? How is it celebrated? What are the differences/similarities in how we celebrate?
Talk to a member of your family about games they play—card games and board games. Show them a game that you play and learn one of their games. Have them help you write down some of the steps for the description section below.
"The homestay component of study abroad: Three perspectives". Foreign Language Annals, 2004. Schmidt-Rinehart, B.C. & Knight, S.M.
“Enhancing the homestay: Study abroad from the host family perspective”. Foreign Language Annals, 2002. Knight, S.M. & Schmidt-Rinehart, B.C.
Increased Cultural Interaction During the International Experience