English Lesson Activity and Authentic Culture

11/01/2018

Find here authentic culture pictures taken in the USA for use in speaking and writing activities. There are great to compare and contrast to the students’ home lives and to authentically use English. You may use them to talk about mealtimes, families, and more. Find the photos at Photographer Shows How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA at https://www.boredpanda.com/weeknight-dinners-usa-lois-bielefeld/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=fbad&utm_term=22+&utm_content=weeknight-dinners-usa-lois-bielefeld

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US Culture Corner: American Experience: The Pilgrims Collection Lesson Plans for Grades 2-12

26/11/2017

Find them at https://ket.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/americanexperiencethepilgrims/?utm_source=PBSEDU&utm_medium=pbsedu,%20stationsocial,%20web&utm_campaign=ss_2017#.WgH-GRNSyis


US Culture Video: The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

20/11/2017

Use this video in your English lessons. Also on the link, clipart and other resources. Find all here at https://ket.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/thanksgiving-thanksgiving-its-okay-to-be-smart/thanksgiving-thanksgiving-its-okay-to-be-smart/


ELT/EFL Lesson Planning Resource: Teach Authentic US Culture Along with Language.

19/08/2015

For my international and US teacher friends: A great song expressing the raw feelings of the hurt racism causes. Great to listen to and to share in your English classes abroad and in with K-12 in the USA!


Cultural Knowledge and Success in Business: The Formula for Success

12/05/2015

Business people have known this since trade exists.  We need to have the same attitude in schools. Read “10 tips for negotiating across cultures” at http://www.management-issues.com/opinion/7056/10-tips-for-negotiating-across-cultures/


Culturally Responsive Teaching: Classroom Set-Up

30/01/2015

How we set up a classroom has a lot to do with the relationships that form in it and the learning that takes place.  How do you set up your room?  What could we do better?  An article published in by TESOL recently reflects on those issues.  Read “Creating the right classroom environment fit for ELLs” at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/creating-a-classroom-environment-fit-for-ells/education


How Different Cultures Understand Time and Other Concepts

09/06/2014

Reblogged from: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-different-cultures-understand-time-2014-5
Have you ever thought about how different cultures perceive “time”? I do because my family is tricultural. And, believe me, the topic of time is a daily one…PLEASE read the entire article!

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