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Role Play in Teaching Culture: Identity, Culture, and Language Teaching. Abstract As language and culture are interrelated, language cannot be taught without culture, but there are many ways of co-teaching language and culture.
One of them is role play. This paper addresses the issue of role play in teaching foreign language and foreign culture. It introduces a step-by-step guide to making up a successful role play and examines role play in preparing learners for intercultural communication.
One of them is a role play. Though the concept of role play is not new, scholars did not find agreement on the definition of the terms.
Such words as role play, simulation, drama, and game are sometimes used interchangeably, but, in fact, they illustrate different notions. Some scholars believe that the difference between role play and simulation is in the authenticity of the roles taken by students.
Simulation is a situation in which the students play a natural role, i. In a role play, the students play a part they do not play in real life e.
Thus, in a role play, participants assign roles which they act out within scenario. In a simulation, emphasis is on the interaction of one role with the other roles, rather than on acting out individual roles. One way, or the other, role play prepares L2 learners for L2 communication in a different social and cultural context.
Scholars suggest different steps and various successions in applying role play in teaching. Based on the empirical evidence, we suggest our step-by-step guide to making a successful role play.
Step 1 - A Situation for a Role Play To begin with, choose a situation for a role play, keeping in mind students' needs and interests Livingstone, Teachers should select role plays that will give the students an opportunity to practice what they have learned.
At the same time, we need a role play that interests the students. One way to make sure your role play is interesting is to let the students choose the situation themselves.
They might either suggest themes that intrigue them or select a topic from a list of given situations. To find a situation for a role play, write down situations you encounter in your own life, or read a book or watch a movie, because their scenes can provide many different role play situations.How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom.
by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Ian Pumpian. Focus on the critical components of classroom culture. It's impossible to document everything you observe! Stay focused on what matters, and avoid cluttering your notes with information that isn’t relevant to examples of how the classroom culture is developed or maintained.
classrooms, we must build a classroom culture of achievement – a culture in which students are inspired to work hard to attain success, a culture in which students are motivated to learn, a culture in which students collaborate with their peers to bring the whole class to higher levels of achievement.
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.
Illinois Ag in the Classsroom. Teach the topics that shape our students' lives. Whether you're looking for a text, a webinar or a grab-and-go lesson, these resources will help your students explore identity and diversity, recognize injustice and learn to take action.
Creating culture doesn’t require a new semester or year, it only requires a fresh state of mind.
See how Sarah Brown Wessling has created a classroom culture that empowers learners.