Dealing with Cultural Misunderstandings in the EFL Classroom

  • Session C

Presenter(s): Geoff Tranter

In view of the negative social trends in many countries nowadays, the issue of nationality, citizenship, prejudice, bias and cultural misunderstandings is a topic that lends itself to being incorporated into the English language classroom where the communicative approach can perhaps make a contribution towards increased awareness. In this workshop I will be presenting a range of materials and methods that I have used in a number of classes and which have proved themselves suitable for approaching the subject. The practical workshop will also allow time for a discussion on how these ideas can be implemented.