Class 07 -Diversity as an Asset for Creativity

Summary: First, we discussed how to proceed with the homework and had an active discussion about how Amy Cuddy spoke about how your body language can shape who you are. Then, we looked at the cultural awareness diagram and discussed your reaction to how this awareness develops.  Then, after studying the Macmillian Publishers Cultural Awareness Worksheets A & B you discussed the readings with these question prompts: ►  Do you think that cultural awareness is an important part of personal growth? ►  What are your own experiences of working or living alongside people from… Read More

Class 06 -Exploring Intra- and Intercultural Communications

Summary: Remember with culture, you are your intra-personal cultural island and have a lot to inform our class! I am learning so much from you, too, from the perspective of my island. Then we focused on all things “intra,” or how our communication with ourselves influences our communication with others: Then, after reading the Macmillian Publishers Cultural Awareness Worksheet A you discussed the readings with these question prompts: ►  Do you think that cultural awareness is an important part of personal growth? ►  What are your own experiences of working or living alongside people… Read More

Class 05 -Cultural Misunderstandings and How to Thrive

Summary: First, you got in to groups or pairs and discussed the 4Cs, and reported one point that resonated with you that another classmate mentioned. Then, we finished our cultural misunderstandings and how to thrive unit. Note: These videos are over exaggerations of culture based on Hollywood, USA movie productions. Nevertheless, they are useful for our cultural communication discussions.  After each clip, here are some discussion questions. You can also make your own: ·      What cross-cultural differences/misunderstandings were in the movie clip? ·      How did the actors react to these issues? ·      Why did these misunderstandings… Read More

Class 04 Cultural Misunderstandings and How to Thrive

Summary: First, we reviewed the videos to continue discussion your own cultural misunderstandings, based on the the questions below. Then, we had small group discussions about the homework about the 4Cs video or reading you reviewed. Then, we observed the video clips below about cultural misunderstandings. This lesson was created by Rosie Dodd, a creative English teacher.  Zwick, J. (Director). (2002). My big fat Greek wedding [Film]. Golden Circle Films/HBO. Wang, W. (Director). (1993). The joy luck club [Film]. Hollywood Pictures. In pairs, discuss your own experiences with cross-cultural misunderstandings.  Discussion questions:… Read More

Class 03 -Cultural Misunderstandings & How to Thrive

Starting the Class from Last Week: Framework and Standards Everyone has a culture(s). It shapes how we see ourselves, others, and the world.  Essential questions:  How does culture shape the way we see ourselves, others, and the world? How does my culture shape me? Why is it important to understand culture? Lesson adapted from Peace Corps: Features of Culture Summary: After our activity above from Class 02, we observed the video clips below about cultural misunderstandings when new family members of different cultures meet. This lesson was created by Rosie Dodd, a creative English teacher…. Read More

Class 02 -Layers of Culture & Identity

Summary: We studied and discussed the layers between identity and culture and the multiple dimensions of diversity and culture based on your own identity. You also learned more about your classmates and me. We will study global citizenship after we reflect on our own dimensions of our identity and culture. Your Free Rice Learning Program Please make an account to our ESP1b Intercultural Global Citizenship 2021 with our class code provided in the Zoom chat. You can make any name that as you wish, but please let me know your game name. For your English motivation, you… Read More