Name Effects. Name Use in the Multicultural ELT Classroom b y Tony Rusinak . Reflection. Which names were easy to remember? Why? Which names were hard to remember? Why? Did you do anything to help you remember the names?
in the Multicultural
by Tony Rusinak
Which names were easy to remember? Why?
Which names were hard to remember? Why?
Did you do anything to help you remember the names?
Which of these names did you like? dislike? find interesting?
Did this remind you of your classroom?
How would you feel if you were given this as your new name?
Fluency favors information that’s easy to use (Lahama, Kovala, Alter)
People predict income and education using only their first name (Lahama, Kovala, Alter)
Fear of discrimination
Many foreigners can’t pronounce their name
Many foreigners can’t remember their name
Don’t want to stick out
Can’t find an adequate English spelling
Easy-to-pronounce name may help you win allies and favor in the workplace
Students feel pressure to assimilate
Students name choice = Canadians getting Chinese character tattoos
You know the students English name, but no one else does.
Sounds like a name your great-grandmother called her milkman
Only nationality in class to have changed their name
ELTs should be leaders/ first Canadian to use name fluently
Wine connoisseurs spend more $$$ on foreign sounding names (G&M)
Remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXyfPJKWqig
Canada is a melting pot. Get used to it!
If your students learn 200 words a month, you can learn 20.
Do the students…?
insist on using “English names”
have an attachment to their “English names”
prefer their L1 name only with peers or close friends
prefer teachers in their own culture to use this name
have other teachers and staff at the school use this name
worry that fumbling or forgetting their L1 name might bring shame and embarrassment
worry that others will confuse which name should come first
1.Word association and pronunciation games/ rhymes 2.Photos and profile wall 3.Name modification games4.Seating plan maps5.TPR Alphabetical Arrangement 6. Create Business/ Name cards and exchange etiquette
7. Course Book labeling 8. Social media exchange9. Spelling tests and tasks for each other’s names10. Same name presentations11. Name swaps role play
12.Boarding names for tasks and activities13.Who is it? Pop Quiz Sshead down and see w14.Name spelling visuals- IPA15. L1 Phonetic Sounds Presentations- use Ss names as target sound 16. Pronunciation Charts for common names and pronunciation guides.
Globe and Mail Online. If Wine is Hard to Pronounce its Worth MoreAccessed October 2013 from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/beppi-crosariol/if-the-wine-is-hard-to-pronounce-is-it-worth-more/article2345309/
Lahama, Simon M. , Kovala, Peter and. Alter, Adam L. “The name-pronunciation effect: Why people like Mr. Smith more than Mr. Colquhoun.” By Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, published online Dec. 9, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.12.002
Lescher, Troy. How Can I Build and Maintain Classroom Rapport? From Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC)Texas Tech University Accessed October 2013 from http://accenttrainingcenter.com/blog/can-people-pronounce-your-foreign-name
Stern. NYU and CultureAccessed October 2013 from http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~aalter/culture.pdf
UberFacts Online An Easy Name Gets You Ahead. Accessed October 2013 from http://uber-facts.com/2012/02/22/an-easy-name-gets-you-ahead/
1. …you met a long time student outside of class and completely forgot his/ her name?
2. …you mistakenly call the same student the wrong name numerous times?
3. …other students in the class find it impossible to remember a classmate’s foreign name?
4. …an adult student has an offensive name they have been using for years?
5. … you offend a student by using their name in a funny chant?
6. … a student changes their name once a week?