Department of English Education.

Course Title: Teaching Methods in British and American Culture

Instructor: Andrew Prosser

Course Summary
The purpose of this course is to introduce core concepts related to understanding and analysing culture and developing intercultural awareness. We will also examine how culture relates to the language classroom and practical ideas and methods for introducing culture to English language learners. In addition, the cultural issues surrounding the use of often Westerninspired teaching approaches and ideas in Korean teaching contexts will be covered in online multimedia material, reading and discussions. - Developing greater awareness of American and British culture and cultural diversity. - Developing intercultural analytical skills. - Developing awareness of teaching methodology and education practices within western educational contexts and the theoretical rationale for these practices. - Developing awareness of practical classroom techniques developed in western educational contexts and the rationale behind these techniques and approaches. - Reflecting on the applicability and suitability of western inspired teaching methodology, approaches and techniques to Korean educational contexts, in terms of culturally specific general beliefs about learning and teaching in Korea, and in terms of the specific conditions and purposes for learning English within Korea.

Course Materials:
Handouts available online and to be downloaded and printed by the students.

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Department of English Education. Course Title: Teaching Methods in British and American Culture

Instructor: Andrew Prosser

Evaluation:
Cultural Comparison Presentation: 20%, Pragmatics Presentation: 20%, Online Reading and Discussions: 20%, Methods and Cultural Appropriacy Essay 10%, Developing Materials Project: 10%, Participation/ Attendance 20%

Manner of Lecturing:
Presentations, Group Work, Discussions, Role-play. An on-line course Moodle will be provided offering multimedia materials reflecting on issues related to teaching methods and cultural context,, for conducting discussions and uploading assignments, and for providing pdfs of course materials.

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Department of English Education. Course Title: Teaching Methods in British and American Culture

Instructor: Andrew Prosser

Week
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16

Task
Course Overview/ Defining Culture Cultural Identity - Reflecting on your own Culture Cultural Identity - Developing 'thick descriptions' of other cultural contexts Intercultural Awareness - researching culture. Intercultural Awareness - Questioning your sources Creating Materials for Developing Intercultural Awareness Presentation 1 - Comparing Cultures Presentation 1 - Comparing Cultures Western Teaching Methodology: Autonomy Western Teaching Methodologies: Communicative Language Teaching Western Teaching Methodologies: Cultural Appropriacy Common Teaching Techniques Pragmatics Pragmatics Presentations Pragmatics Presentations Finale

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