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Teaching EFL with a Hidden Agenda: Introducing Intercultural Awareness through a Grammar Lesson

Teaching EFL with a Hidden Agenda:
Introducing Intercultural Awareness through a Grammar Lesson

Guest post by Dr. Paola Giorgis

Is there anything more standardized than grammar? 1,468 more words


This seemingly innocent question ‘Where are you from?’

Normally, I have been very easy-going with this question and haven’t seen any double meaning in it or ignorant tries to put me in a box as one of my friends does. 421 more words

Discover ISA's New Pacific Region Bridging Cultures Program Destinations

There’s no better way to start off a study abroad experience than with a fantastic introduction to a new part of world! ISA students studying for a semester or year in Australia, New Zealand, or  Fiji will begin their program with the four-day Bridging Cultures Program, a unique program designed to help students discover a new culture, make new friends, and take part in amazing new adventures! 353 more words

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TCK Cultural Identity – Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming

Written in a vivid, yet simple and accessible verse, Jacqueline Woodson writes about her journey as a black girl growing up at her grandparents’ home in South Carolina and in her mother’s apartment in Brooklyn in the 1960s and 1970s. 171 more words

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TCK World View – Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep

Gifted and artistic, Caden Bosch is not your average high school student. Caden has always been plagued by the inner workings of his mind but lately his thoughts have consumed him and caused him to behave in an odd and troublesome manner. 197 more words

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Intercultural awareness - China

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What I learned from the Chinese

Politics aside, I want to share some of the concepts and views taken directly from the Chinese culture that could give us an additional perspective on things and life. 1,197 more words


The Haitian deportation

The bus arrived at a certain stop and a dark skinned person wanted to enter. The bus driver stopped him and yelled that native persons had precedence. 698 more words