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Language As A Marker Of Cultural Identity For Tcks, Nick Cooper May 2016

Language As A Marker Of Cultural Identity For Tcks, Nick Cooper

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The presenter will make conference participants aware of the linguistic and cultural conflicts that Adult Third Culture Kids experience in educational systems. Together we will come to understand the self-identity conflicts experienced by ATCKs, the hybrid identification process of blended accent, and mode of pronunciation as an adaptive strategy.


Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson Aug 2011

Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson

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Workshop/Demonstration

Conversation strategies play an important role in successful communication and socialization, yet they are not often explicitly taught in language classrooms. In this workshop/demonstration we will explore how to use conversation strategies as a means for building both confidence and fluency, while also preparing students for real-world interactions.


Hands-On Or On-Hands: An Approach To Fine Arts Learning In The Senegalese Context, Souleye Diallo Ma, Academic Director Aug 2010

Hands-On Or On-Hands: An Approach To Fine Arts Learning In The Senegalese Context, Souleye Diallo Ma, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

Everything in Arts is communal and participatory as the stage in the African context is different. There is always an exchange between performers and the audience. Our students during their hands-on workshop on Batik, Visual arts and music and dance share those wonderful moment s with their families the community of artists working with them. As stated by one British artist John Ruskin “Fine Art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man goes together”. Most of our students during these workshops find Fine arts as integrating and a liberating tool to culture learning. During ...


Learning From Homestay Hosts, Alison Swartz Mph Candidate, Program Assistant, Jesse Delaughter Ma, Assistant Program Director Aug 2010

Learning From Homestay Hosts, Alison Swartz Mph Candidate, Program Assistant, Jesse Delaughter Ma, Assistant Program Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

Homestay hosts play a pivotal role in many study abroad programs, including all of ours at IHP. We know that homestays are an important part of the learning experience for our students. We hear it anecdotally from alumni and read generally positive reviews of homestays in student evaluations. We talk about homestays as a program element that contributes to learning and fosters intercultural exchange, but we don’t really know what students are learning from their hosts or what kind of exchange is occurring. We have not typically incorporated hosts into the core of the academic program in the way ...


Teaching English To Children With Adhd, Natalia Turketi May 2010

Teaching English To Children With Adhd, Natalia Turketi

Sandanona

How to teach English to highly distractable and hyperactive children? How does the process of the Second (Foreign) Language acquisition for such students look like? I will highlight these issues in my presentation and demonstrate a few activities that can be helpful in teaching ADHD kids.


Acting Out In The Classroom, Kim Noel Daelhousen May 2010

Acting Out In The Classroom, Kim Noel Daelhousen

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The use of theater strategies and activities in the language classroom provides a space for students, like actors, to play and thus more deeply incorporate elements of the target language. Participants will be “playing” along with the presenter to explore various theater-based activities.


The Writer’S Voice: Developing Self-Expression In Esl Writers, Genevieve Halkett May 2010

The Writer’S Voice: Developing Self-Expression In Esl Writers, Genevieve Halkett

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What is good writing? For many ESL students, this means grammatical accuracy; as a result, their own writing voices are often lost. The presenter will illustrate successful strategies and activities which can be used with a variety of levels and ESL writers to encourage fluency and self-expression.