Beginning to Lower Intermediate ESL Levels

 

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Module five can be used even with lower level students.  The reading may be too difficult but the movie shows how cross cultural communication can occur.  It is useful to have this level of student go through Dr. Archer’s introduction as it explains the the conversation very well.  Their conversation is about cultural differences but is basically concerned with a universal concept, “shame”. In the conversation, Josh and Mazen clearly describe their own and their cultures expectations about “shame” in specific behaviors. While there are differences between the two, there is also the commonality of having “shame”. Therefore, this conversation can be shown before students take the Walk through the Valley of Values in Module Three. Or, it can be used as presented in the workbook in Module five. If the video is used completely in Module Five, the introduction to the Module is used first.

 

Suggested Adaptations

  • Summary and vocabulary words of Dr. Archer’s video introduction to the module.
  • Summary of a Reading on Universals
  • Transcript of Dr. Archer’s video introduction to the next section of the module
  • Suggestions for activities in the module

Commonalities of all nations

 

Beginning to Intermediate Materials to Download

 

Vocab Transcript

Vocab Reading

Suggested Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Intermediate to Advanced ESL Levels

Module five can be used in two different ways with intermediate to advanced levels. The videotaped conversation between Josh and Mazen can be used to introduce the types of conversations that people have in which they are practicing the skills that are necessary for people to form relationships. Their conversation is about cultural differences but is basically concerned with a universal concept, “shame”. In the conversation, Josh and Mazen clearly describe their own and their cultures expectations about “shame” in specific behaviors. While there are differences between the two, there is also the commonality of having “shame”.

Therefore, this conversation can be shown before students take the Walk through the Valley of Values in Module Three. Or, it can be used as presented in the workbook in Module five. If the video is used completely in Module Five, the introduction to the Module is used first.

 

Suggested adaptions are listed below

  1. Vocabulary and transcript of Dr. Archer’s video introduction to the module
  2. Vocabulary words for a Reading on Universals
  3. Suggestions for activities in the module
  4. Grammar Tense practice and antonyms



Vocab. Transcript

Vocab Reading

Grammar Antonyms

Suggested Activities