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ACELT Special Summer Conference

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  • Maria Luz C. Vilches
    LANGUAGE, SOCIETY, & CULTURE a talk by Tom Hutchinson (to be followed by a workshop with ACELT facilitators) Traditionally, the cultural basis of English
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2007
      LANGUAGE, SOCIETY, & CULTURE

      a talk by Tom Hutchinson
      (to be followed by a workshop with ACELT facilitators)

      Traditionally, the cultural basis of English Language Teaching (ELT)
      has been the English-speaking world, notably Britain and the USA.
      However, considering English as an International Language (EIL)
      requires us to make use of the culture of non-English speaking
      countries, as well as the student's own culture. Looking at culture
      in ELT is important in terms of the students' personal development
      (developing greater understanding and tolerance of different
      cultures), language use (helping people to understand the
      assumptions behind language and to use language more appropriately
      for different contexts), as well as the students' own world
      (providing opportunities to compare and contrast with their own
      culture).

      The talk looks at the relationship between language and culture, and
      its implication on the materials we use in our classrooms. The
      workshops will explore how to choose and evaluate materials for the
      language and literature classes.

      Saturday, 14 April 2007
      8:00am - 4:30pm
      Faura AVRoom
      Ateneo de Manila University

      Early Bird Fee: P1,200 by April 11
      On-Site Registration Fee: P1,400
      (includes conference kit, lunch & snacks)

      Contact: Vicky Calderon at
      426 4322 or 426 6001 ext. 5315


      About the Speaker:

      Tom Hutchinson has taught English in the UK, Germany, and Croatia,
      and he has given teacher training courses in many other countries
      around the world. For a number of years he lectured at the Institute
      for English Language Education at Lancaster University, UK. He has
      published New Hotline, Project, Project English, Lifelines, Lifetime
      Video, American Hotline, An Introduction to Project Work, Big City
      and the award-winning Project Video with the Oxford University
      Press. Apart from writing textbooks, his interests
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