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ERIC Number: EJ1111886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
Using Professional Presentations to Improve Cross-Cultural Communication
Vozza, Victoria Moran
CATESOL Journal, v26 n1 p17-22 2014
In this article, I explain how I used my interdisciplinary expertise in a TESOL classroom. The class consisted of 24 high-intermediate students ages 25 to 35, with a 65/35% male-to-female ratio. Of the students, 75% were Spanish speaking, while the remainder consisted of Farsi, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, and German speakers. The class met at a Bay Area adult school 4 nights a week with an optional Saturday class. To achieve authentic cross-cultural communication, I used cooperative learning (CL) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The results showed that students gained cross-cultural awareness, improved computer skills, and developed authentic speaking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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