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COURSE NAME: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. DEPARTMENT: APPLIED ENGLISH LANGUAGE. SCHOOL YEAR 2010. SPRING SEMESTER. COURSE LEVEL: 4 YR. PROGRAM NIGHTS JUNIOR ...

Course Name: Language and Culture

    Department: Applied English Language

    School year 2010

    Spring Semester

    Course level: 4 yr. Program Nights Junior

    Credit: 2 hours per week, 18 weeks

    Time: Wednesdays, 18:20~20:05

    Lecturer: Elena Kolodkina

Teaching Objectives:

     the course is designed for pre-intermediate to intermediate English

    as a Second Language learners;

     the goal of the course is to get students to communicate with

    people from other countries and to have a deeper knowledge of

    their culture;

     students share their own cultural thoughts, and experiences, and

    compare these with what experts say about culture and

    communication;

     Language and Culture is an integrated skill course ;

     students will develop communication skills of reading, listening,

    speaking and writing;

     students will have the confidence to use English to talk about

    culture through discussion, presentation and writing activities;

    students will give opinions of what they’ve read, answer cultural

    questionnaires, explaining culture.

    Teaching Content:

    Week 1.

     Course Introduction, Review Syllabus, Expectations, FAQ

    Week 2.

     Language and culture (language as determined by culture,

    language as a part of culture)

    Week 3.

     Unit 1. Identity (the characteristics, feelings, or beliefs that

    distinguish you from others form your personal identity).

    Week 4.

     Unit 2. Values (values help us decide right and wrong, and guide

    us through difficult choices).

    Week 5.

     Unit 3. Culture Shock (the stress people experience when they

    move to another culture).

    Week 6.

     Unit 4. Culture in Language (language and culture cannot be

    separated; a language reflects the culture of the people who speak

    it).

    Week 7.

     Unit 5.Body Language and Customs (every culture has customs

    that are related to body language, or nonverbal communication). Week 8.

    Reviewing for midterm test .

    Week 9.

     Midterm test.

    Week 10.

     Unit 6. Individualism (people who value individualism feel that

    it’s important to be independent and do things on one’s own).

    Week 11.

     Unit 7. Politeness (the way people treat each other to show

    courtesy and respect).

    Week 12.

     Unit 8. Communication styles (the different ways in which people

    express themselves).

    Week 13.

    Unit 9.

     Gender and culture (every culture has different expectations about

    gender roles and the communication styles of men and women). Week 14.

     Unit 10. Diversity (the different cultures that exist both within a

    country or region, and between cultures).

    Week 15.

     Unit 11. Social Change (change that makes society and the world

    a better place).

    Week 16.

     Unit 12. Global community (a global community is formed when

    people from various cultures have good relationships with each

    other).

    Week 17.

     Reviewing for Final Test.

Week 18.

     Final Test.

    Teaching methods:

     partner and small group practice; individual and group presentations ; role playing;

     quick customs quizzes.

    Textbook:

    Joseph Shaules, Hiroko Tsujioka, Miyuki Iida IDENTITY

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