Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness in the Monolingual Classroom

Watch a recording of this 1-hour webinar on cross-cultural awareness with Dr. Susan Barduhn.

About this webinar

Language learning for life as responsible citizens of the international community must include cultural awareness. As Albert Einstein put it, “The world we have created is a product of our ways of thinking. It cannot be changed until we change those ways of thinking.”

Before we can understand other cultures, though, we need to understand our own first. This webinar presents two frameworks as vehicles for being able to talk about culture. It is also important to recognize that no two people are identical representatives of the same culture. The session shares activities that can both sensitise participants and provide tools for their own classrooms.

Watch a recording of the webinar below

About the speaker

Professor Emerita Susan Barduhn’s global career in TESOL has been as teacher, trainer, supervisor, manager, author, mentor, assessor, plenary speaker and international consultant. She has been President of IATEFL; Director of The Language Center, Nairobi; Deputy Director of International House, London; professor and Chair of the MATESOL program at SIT Graduate Institute. She is currently a freelance educational consultant for TransformELT, the US Department of State, the British Council, and Fulbright.

Read Susan's article Developing cross-cultural awareness in the monolingual classroom

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Submitted by Jason Jixun M… on Thu, 05/30/2019 - 03:52

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