Teaching Teens: Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding

Living in a globalized world highlights new challenges and opportunities for both students and teachers. Besides trying to identify their tribe and determine where they belong, teenagers in English classrooms can be encouraged to better understand and interact with the…

Teaching Teens: Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding

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Living in a globalized world highlights new challenges and opportunities for both students and teachers. Besides trying to identify their tribe and determine where they belong, teenagers in English classrooms can be encouraged to better understand and interact with the different cultures of our plural world. Cross-cultural understanding promotes higher level of tolerance and respect for others. Presenter and participants will discuss the what, why and how of cross-cultural understanding, and will also examine ways to include it in our everyday classes.

About the speaker:
Daniela A. Meyer is currently an Academic Consultant for Cambridge University Press.  She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer in EFL for the past 30 years.  She is also a trainer of trainers for the School for International Training in Vermont, USA, and she has an MA in Applied Linguistics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

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