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ERIC Number: ED413785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about Foreign Cultures in English.
Nakamura, Tomoko
A college-level course in international understanding developed in Japan (Trident College) is described. The course was designed in response to a study of Japanese students' learning strategies, and focused on learning about various national cultures and lifestyles through encounters with guest speakers from a variety of countries. Because it was anticipated that students would be unfamiliar with conversational English due to traditional teaching methods, and might have difficulty coping with content-based discussion on international understanding, the course design included group study and presentations about each country before the guest's talk. The report describes the initial survey of students' preferred learning strategies, the theoretical basis for the course, course design, and participating students' feedback and self-evaluation. Students expressed general satisfaction with both the opportunities the course afforded for global awareness and their improved ability to communicate in English. Contains 10 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan