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ERIC Number: EJ955546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
How to Teach Contrastive (Intercultural) Rhetoric: Some Ideas for Pedagogical Application
Walker, Deron
New Horizons in Education, v59 n3 p71-81 Dec 2011
Background: Despite years of intense criticism of contrastive (intercultural) rhetoric, theoretical debate, and controversy, there has been a recent resurgence in the number of high quality pedagogical studies concerning the teaching of intercultural rhetoric in university writing classes for East-Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) writers. Aims: This article seeks to link theory to practice, synthesize the best methods and techniques from the aforementioned recent studies and begin a "how to" discussion for ESL / EFL writing instructors. Literature Review: Recent research suggests techniques such as (1) students as ethnographers, (2) e-learning, (3) use of students' L1, and (4) teacher conferencing and peer response can enhance intercultural rhetoric and second language writing instruction as a result. The "How To"...Classroom Implementation: The researcher discusses the aforementioned research-based techniques introduced in the literature review section and makes practical and specific suggestions for implementing them in writing classrooms. Conclusion: A number of recent studies in East-Asia in particular (China, Japan, and Korea), have pointed to a pedagogically practical resurgence of intercultural rhetoric.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; Japan; South Korea