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ERIC Number: EJ914887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Intercultural Training with Films
Roell, Christine
English Teaching Forum, v48 n2 p2-15 2010
Films are a great medium to use not only to practice English, but also to facilitate intercultural learning. Today English is a global language spoken by people from many countries and cultural backgrounds. Since culture greatly impacts communication, it is helpful for teachers to introduce lessons and activities that reveal how different dialects, forms of address, customs, taboos, and other cultural elements influence interaction among different groups. Numerous films contain excellent examples of intercultural communication and are highly useful resources for teachers. In this article, the author discusses the importance of teaching intercultural communication and suggests films that match specific cultural categories. Then she describes some activities to use when showing a film in the classroom and presents a task-based project involving the use of films.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail: etforum@state.gov; Web site: http://www.forum.state.gov
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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