ERIC Number: ED217721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Orientation Materials in ESL Texts.
Paulus, Kelsey L.
Instructors of English as a second language (ESL) are being asked to introduce cross-cultural orientation concepts to their students. A five-step lesson plan is proposed to integrate cross-cultural orientation and ESL. It involves listening and speaking in the form of a pronunciation exercise, followed by a vocabulary lesson that leads into the grammar point to be dealt with in the lesson. A reading selection follows, which reinforces the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation components. The final element, writing, ranges from making a single-slot substitution to writing a well-developed essay. This five-step lesson plan integrates the textual elements of the language acquisition program and the conceptual elements of the cross-cultural orientation program. A sample lesson plan for a low level grammar class is used to illustrate the proposal. Because much cross-cultural material is already part of specific language lessons, instructors must know which areas of cross-cultural awareness are inherent in the ESL texts currently in use. To facilitate this knowledge a list is provided of areas of cultural contrast and the CCO-ESL program chart is attached. The chart is a four-step procedure for integrating cross-cultural awareness and textbooks currently in use. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (34th, Seattle, WA, May 24-27, 1982).