LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE NON-DIVERSE CLASSROOM

Skenderi, Lindita and Jerome, Carly Terese (2015) LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE NON-DIVERSE CLASSROOM. Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 1 (4). ISSN 2303-5528

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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to propose some simple ways of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity in a homogenous classroom made of students brought up in a bi-lingual environment and country. The ideas and suggestions come from the experiences of the authors in different environments and workplaces. The comparing groups are of different ages from compulsory school to a university/college level. The paper will be divided in two parts: on one hand there are suggestions which would be useful in a classroom with a teacher coming from the same place as the students, and on the other hand how would those and other ways work out in promoting a linguistic and cultural diversity in a classroom where the teacher/lecturer comes from another cultural and linguistic background. What has been the meeting point, how this type of cultural and language diversity would affect the critical thinking of the students; why would students benefit from diversity-promoting classes are some of the questions answered in the paper. This is a cross-sectional study which tries to put together some possible forms of promoting diversity in the aspect of a language and culture in the classroom which does not mean that is based on a longitudinal type of research but on personal experiences and views of the authors. Moreover it is based on a questionnaire and displays its results

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mr. Eldin Milak
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 09:45
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 02:10
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/2955

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