Course Description: This course provides information about traditional basic American values, where they came from, and how these values affect various institutions and aspects of life in the United States.
Course Objective: Students will increase their awareness and understanding of the cultural values of the United States, their own country, and, we hope, other countries.
Approach: Language is a creative and constantly evolving tool for communication. It is best acquired when a communicative and cooperative approach is taken with a focus on forms, dynamic activities, technology integration, and ample student practice time.
Methodology: We highly encourageample task-oriented practice time in pairs, trios and groups as well as the use of eclectic methodologies to enhance student learning.
We strongly suggest the following inside-classroom dynamics: warm up activities, mingling activities, pantomime / gestures, role playing, rotating dialogues, chain drills, elicitation, self / peer correction, cooperative learning, and individual pronunciation correction as applicable to the course.
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this session, students will be able to:
·Become more sensitive to cultural differences and more accepting to them.
·Become oriented to American culture.
·Foster their cross-cultural communication.
·Improve their reading, writing and discussion skills.