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Cultural Awareness Teaching Techniques

Gaston, Jan
Pro Lingua Associates, 1984
Pro Lingua Associates
P.O. Box 1348
Brattleboro, VT 05302
HOTLINE (800) 366-4775
PHONE (802) 257-7779
FAX (802) 257-5117
E-MAIL ProLingua@sover.net
WEB http://www.ProLinguaAssociates.com
ISBN 0-86647-010-7; $14
This 90-page book is for language teachers, specifically ESOL teachers, who want to teach cultural awareness in a multicultural classroom. It outlines 20 teaching techniques, or lessons, which encompass the "intercultural adjustment skills" that bring us through four stages leading to cultural awareness. The four stages are: Recognition (non-judgmental observation), Acceptance/Rejection (coping with ambiguity), Integration/ Ethnocentricism (empathizing), and Transcendence (respecting). Each lesson is based on experiential learning and includes objectives, procedure, and synthesis.
KEYWORDS: Cross-cultural Communication, ESOL

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