Guess who is coming to dinner? (An ICC workshop)

Teresa Siek-Piskozub & Prof. Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, Poland, ID LLCE2016-230;            The participants will be divided into two groups: a family at a dinner table discussing a family problem, and journalists observing the scene who will then prepare a short article for their magazine.

There are several  goals of the workshop:

  • To introduce a technique (simulation) as the one which helps in developing all the components of intercultural communicative competence as defined by Byram (1997) and Common European Framework of References for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment ([2001] 2007).
  • To give the participants an experience of culturally challenging situation and possible problems in reaching a compromise.
  • To make the participants sensitive to cultural differences in writing (the notion of genre).

 

References

Byram, M. 1997. Teaching and assessing intercultural competence. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Common European Framework of References for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment. [2001] 2007. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kaplan, R.B. 1986. “Culture and the written language”. In Valdes, J.M. (ed.). [1986] 1998. Culture bound. New York: Cambridge University Press.