Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What´s your definition of culture?

Post a well-thought answer to this question: What's your definition of "culture"? Use all you've learned and your own experience. Write clearly and accurately. This is due August 8th.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Final Grades

Names that are highlighted didn´t pass this course and CAN´T take a make-up test (segundo turno) because even if they take it, they won´t be able to reach 51 points. The make-up test would have replaced the final test grade (20 points) I´ll be out of town next week, but you can email me if you have any questions However I must state clearly that there isn´t any way your grade can be modified. Thanks!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cultural Bumps, Stereotypes and Mutual Understanding

Please post your reactions or comments to this week´s class about cultural bumps, stereotypes and mutual understanding. You can also read some essays written by Bolivian students on this link They might give you more information and insights. Thanks!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Teaching Culture

Hello everyone! Please post your comments on the unit about "Teaching Culture" and the sample lesson on "Greetings around the world.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Culture Learning Dimensions

Last week you read the article "Raising Cultural Awareness in the English Language Classroom" by Jerrold Frank where he describes 5 culture learning dimensions. You also went over seven culture learning models created by different authors. Please post your reflection on this. These questions are a guide for that.
What did you learn last week? What caught your attention? Was was interesting?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Invitation to a very unique UNIVERSITY FAIR

Hi guys, You´re all invited to the UNIVERSITY FAIR where you can learn all about universities in the US. It´s a great opportunity to practice your English and get pamphlets and souvenirs. Hope you can make it!

Friday, April 11, 2014

American Lifestyle II

Please post your reflections on Rule of Law,Cultures in the US, Building connections: family and friends, and American education. What did you learn?
What was interesting or shocking?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

American Lifestyle I

Hello everyone! Please post your reflection on American Lifestyle (time, communication, and status and hierarchy). You can answer the following questions to get started:
What did you learn? What was interesting and shocking?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Learning about American History

Share your reflections on the historical moments that you studied. 1. What did you learn about this historical moment? 2. What was interesting or shocking?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Reflections on our own identity

For this activity, I would like to reflect back on all activities done in class related to your own identity (circles of my multicultural self, family tree diagram, and "Where I´m from" poem) and answer this question: What have you learned about yourself, i.e. your identity so far? You can comment on any point you are willing to share since this is a personal question or you can also share your "Where I´m from" poem. This is a link that can help you analyze deeper into this activity:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Reflections and comments about "The Loving Story"

Hi guys! Thanks for participating in last week´s cultural event at Cinemateca. I hope you enjoyed it and learned a little bit more about culture. If you have any comments or reflections, please post them here. Ximena, please re-post your analysis here. Thanks!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What's your definition of "culture"?

Post a well-thought answer to this question: What's your definition of "culture"? Use all you've learned and your own experience. This is due Feb. 21 midnight.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Welcome to Culture and Civilization L2!

Hi everyone! Welcome to CCL2! This blog will help us share our thoughts and reflections about all units during this semester. It will also help us share online material about this class. This is our blog, so please do your best to contribute!