ERIC Number: ED208071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Exercises in Cross-Cultural Communication for Teachers of English to Spanish Speakers. Handout Series.
Bauder, Thomas A.
Presented here are a series of classroom exercises in cross cultural communication for teachers of English to students whose native language is Spanish. These classroom exercises focus on a variety of topics including: (1) the definition of a culture; (2) stereotypes; (3) cultural conceptions of space and time; (4) societal values; (5) interpersonal relations; (6) societal change; and (7) language differences in English and Spanish. This guide stresses that in an effective language class, the values, beliefs, and behavior of the culture in which the language is spoken must be discussed, explained, and understood. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Multicultural Education, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
Pamela Leggio, Assistant Director for National Origin Desegregation, Office of Equal Educational Opportunity, New Jersey State Department of Education, 225 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Equal Educational Opportunity.