Teaching Materials: Intercultural

A writing exercise in observing verbal and nonverbal communication in a real life situation.

Material #1

THE OBSERVATION DIARY

A writing exercise in personal expression and identifying ones own cultural preferences.

Material #2

THE PHOTO IMPRESSION

A speaking exercise focused on phonemic awareness, nonverbal and para-linguistics.

Material #3

THE MONOLOGUE

A partner communication exercise focusing on rhetoric, cultural empathy and frustration.

Material #4

THE TACTICS GAME

A Holiday focused vocabulary exercise that is introspective and inter-culturally comparative. 

Material #5

THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL

A pragmatic exercise comparing perceptions on cultural propriety with different topics.

Material #6

THE TALKING POINT

A reading/observational/writing exercise focused on cultural differences with new literature.

Material #7

THE FIRST DRAMATIC LITERATURE

This exercise refocuses classical scenario scripts with different formal and informal choices 

Material #8

THE SCENARIO SWITCH

This exercise is vocabulary centered while interactively reading nonverbal communications

Material #9

THE EMOTIONAL BANK

This exercise uses nursery rhymes and tongue twisters to explore perceptions of language

Material #10

THE ENGLISH "ALPHABET"

Teaching Materials:

American English and Culture in T.V.

 

Material #1

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 1

Christy attempts to get her life together but finds it a challenge when her estranged mother, Bonnie, comes back into her life.

Material #2

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 2

Christy and Bonnie put their differences aside and work together to deal with a family crisis.

Material #3

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 3

Christy goes on her first date since she quit drinking, while Bonnie teaches Roscoe how to gamble.

Material #4

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 4

Everyone tests Christy's patience while Bonnie encounters an old rival

Material #5

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 5

Christy befriends a woman named Regina who has a lot of problems while Bonnie tries to put someone else's needs first.

Material #6

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 6

Christy tries to take things slow with Adam, while Bonnie and Marjorie disagree on the meaning of "taking it slow".

Material #7

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 7

Christy confronts Luke's conservative parents who do not approve of Violet's pregnancy, while Bonnie deals with menopause.

Material #8

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 8

Christy is nervous about an upcoming romantic weekend getaway with Adam, while Claudia suspects Gabriel of cheating on her.

Material #9

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 9

Christy and her fellow AA members try to help when Bonnie loses her job and apartment and hits rock bottom.

Material #10

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 10

Christy has trouble accepting how much easier life is with Bonnie in the house. Meanwhile, Baxter sets up camp in the driveway.

Material #11

MOM - Season 1/ Episode 11

Christy and Bonnie go above and beyond to help Marjorie who has cancer. Meanwhile, Violet faces the realities of pregnancy.