“Promoting Understanding across Cultures in the EFL Classroom through CALL"

Organizer: Denise de Felice, Casa Thomas Jefferson
Moderator: Ke Xu, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

Topic Panelist Affiliation Resources
Cultural Expeditions in the Classroom Gone Digital Carla Arena
Casa Thomas Jefferson http://bit.ly/culturegonedigital
Language and Culture Claudio Fleury
Casa Thomas Jefferson
Views, Reviews, and Interviews: Deploying TED talks, This I Believe, and Mock Job Interviews in Class, Online, and Across Borders Eric Roth
University of Southern California http://www.chttp://www.compellingconversations.com/worksheets.php
Intercultural Learning in a Moodle Online EFL Learning Environment Nellie Deutsch
Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) http://www.integrating-technology.org/
Back to Basics Claire Bradin Siskin
Excelsior College See below







Resources for "Back to Basics:"

Resource Description URL
Culture of the United States a general overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States
"Avoiding Plagiarism" a tutorial on what plagiarism is, how it is viewed in the US, what the consequences are, and how to avoid it http://www.mydistancecourses.org/owl/course/view.php?id=29
ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW) free online multimedia program designed to guide non-native speakers of English through each stage of the writing process http://www.eslwow.org/
"Making Small Talk with Americans"

Alan Headbloom's checklist of which topics can be discussed with Americans

"More Than Please and Thank You: Teaching Politeness Strategies" article by Joanna J. Ghosh http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolheis/issues/2012-03-02/1.html
Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas blog posting by "Sabrina," a German in Texas http://countryskipper.com/2011/04/20/lets-hang-out-sometime-or-german-directness-in-texas/
Personal Learning Network (PLN):
Tapped In "online workplace of an international community of education professionals" http://tappedin.org
TESOL online discussions, courses, webinars http://www.tesol.org
Twitter micro-blogging tool http://www.twitter.com
Webheads "a world-wide, cross-cultural, and vibrant online-community of educators with an open enrollment for anyone who wants to join" http://webheadsinaction.org



*This page accompanies an InterSection presentation to be given at the TESOL conference in Philadelphia on March 30, 2012. The session is a collaboration of the English as a Foreign Language, Intercultural Communications, and Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Sections of TESOL.

Last modified: March 16, 2013

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