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Transcript of Culture Activities
Katakana vs. English
Make references, use what your students are interested in
Sapporo Orientation 2013
Your first task as an ALT
Great way to talk about your own culture
Self-Introduction Lesson: ALT BINGO
- Students answer multiple choice questions about me & fill in their answers on a BINGO sheet
- ALT gives presentation about herself
- Students follow along & mark their correct answers on their BINGO sheet
- Students who get BINGO will be given a prize
- Class will have chance to ask the ALT questions
A. South Africa
Where Am I From???
What state am I from?
How many hours was my flight from Georgia to Hokkaido???
Do you know Georgia Coffee???
Projects Inside & Outside the Classroom
Pen Pals/ Postcard Exchanges
Facebook: Rashidat Amanda Bakar
*Usually taken for granted how much gestures are used in communication
* Not universal
* Introduce gestures/expressions that you may unconsciously use during class (my students make fun of me for how much I talk with my hands)
Classroom Word Relay
Classroom English Vocabulary
Simon Says Review
BINGO (...ｍata bingo)
Repeat after me.
Raise your hand
Work in Groups
Put your hand down
How do you say _____ in English/Japanese?
Katakana vs. English
*Great for practicing vocabulary, spelling, learn about "wasei-eigo", and correct pronunciation
*Many people assume that all Katakana is derived from English...
Holidays, Festivals, Vacations
*Students can weigh in with their background knowledge and discuss their traditions.
*Share how other countries celebrate in comparison
What did you do over Winter Vacation?
1. I visited friends in Obihiro.
2. I went snowboarding for the first time.
3. I celebrated Christmas with friends.
4. I ate soup curry.
5. I read 2 books.
Winter Vacation Phrases
Went shopping and bought _____________
Visited family in____________________
Did _________________ club activity
Went skiing/snowboarding at ______________________
Got ______________ for Christmas
Did ____________ for New Years Eve
Stand Up, Sit Down Questionnaire
*Incites discussion & can be used for any broad topic
*Basic way to get students talking
Here and There
*Used to discuss comparisons between different countries/cultures/groups/etc...
*Spice up textbook dialogues & role play scenarios
- use popular celebs & characters: ask & observe what students are into, celebrities back home and from the 90s are popular
*Easy conversation topic when casually chatting with students between classes, especially when you learn who they are interested in
*Word Grabs & Fill-in-the-Blanks Relay Games
*Translation /Word Recognition
*Introduce students to music from your culture
Movies/TV & Anime/Books/Video Games
*Use clips as visual realia to expand on lesson topics
- Target Language
*Use dialogues to focus on target language, conversation skills
*Story Prompt Relays - use characters, scenarios, settings to have students create short stories
*Great for higher level schools & English Boards
- Video clips for realia
- Listening activities
- Presentation/Debate topics
- Interesting articles: www.newseum.org
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Valentine`s Day "Speed Dating"
Practice natural conversation skills in a fun, creative way.
A collection of interesting & informative tidbits:
Anything related to English
: English phrases, practice points, Eiken info, song lyrics, etc...
: maps, pictures, fun facts & simple explanations about different cultures, realia, etc...
: games & puzzles, event advertisements, exchange letters, CD rentals, etc...