ERIC Number: ED295453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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Teaching Popular Culture with a Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) Program.
del Pozo, Ivania
The foreign language student must experience popular culture to fully comprehend the framework in which the foreign language functions. Traditional language learning, preoccupied with words, syntax, and pronunciation, has ignored this element, leaving students unprepared to interact with individuals in the target culture. Classroom activities to teach popular culture include: teacher explanation of a custom to the class; discussion of greetings, announcements of public events, popular advertising, invitations, and newspaper headlines; culture quizzes; introduction of songs reflecting popular culture; mini-debates; using analogy and contrast to examine cognates; and readings of popular commercials and magazines. A knowledge of the popular culture helps students from our monocultural society understand why people from another society may act differently. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 016 586).