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    Ideas for activity design Dr. Thuy Dinh (Monash University)

  • EIL teachers

    ■ motivator, needs analyst, materials developer, organizer of learning activities, monitor of student learning and provider of language input

    ■ promoter of intercultural competence and multiculturalism

    ■ promoter of other varieties of English

    ■ critical user of course books and teaching methodology

    Teachers as curriculum (Tomlinson, 2012)

  • Intercultural Communicative Competence

    Linguistic Competence

    Sociolinguistic Competence

    Discourse Competence

    Intercultural Competence

    Skill of Interpreting/Relating

    (savoir comprendre)

    Attitudes- Curiosity/Openness

    (savoir être)

    Critical cultural

    awareness (savoir s’engager)

    Knowledge (savoirs)

    Skills of discovery/interaction

    (savoir apprendre/faire) (Byram, 2000; Jackson, 2014)

  • Cultural Linguistics & meta-cultural competence

    ■ One language, but diverse cultural conceptualisations

    ■ Ability to use language to negotiate different conceptualisations

    ■ Awareness, Acknowledgement, Explication, and Negotiation.

  • Bungalow Duyen

  • TASK DESIGN (Chonachy, 2009; Dinh, 2013, 2014,


    Language – based

    Information – based

    Function – based



  • TASK DESIGN (Dinh, 2017)

    Language questions

    Content questions

    Affect questions

    Application questions

  • Ideas for primary level

    ■ Cultural boxes ■ Cultural corners ■ Short-stories and create a play ■ Research ■ Cultural costume festival ■ …

  • Ideas for > intermediate level ■ Conversation analysis (CA research corpus) A – I – D – R Ex: This is a conversation between a professor and student A: Hello, why don’t you sit down? B: Because you don’t tell me to

     DCT (Discourse Completion Test) A: I have ruined your dress B: …………………………………..

    A: Your child is so smart B: …………………………………….

  • ■ Role-play Scenario 1: You are the director of the scholarship program and you inform a candidate that he/she did not get the award. How would you say to be polite?

    Scenario 2: One student in your class chews gum and checks facebook all the time. What would you do and say to remind him/her in a polite and face-saving manner?

  • ■ Role-play Ex: Imagine you are a tourist guide and take a group of Australian tourists to Hue city. Play the role of the tour guide and the tourists

  •  Writing across cultures

    Ex: Write to your lecturer to ask for extension for one of assignments

     Reading across cultures

    Ex: Choose a short story written by a Vietnamese writer of English and write an essay in 100 words to describe the extent to which the story has captured the Vietnamese society

  • Brainstorming

    ■ Who writes what to whom?


    Integrated Practice in TEIL

     Objectives: The students will

    - Acquire identity as EIL users

    - Become familiar with linguistic and cultural diversity of EIL

    - Gain cross-cultural awareness needed for communication in EIL

    - Establish their own thinking to cope with the varieties of values in EIL

    - Acquire reading skills in EIL in combination with other skills

  • Materials:

     TV news across the world: CNN (United States), BBC (UK), Channel NewsAsia (Singapore), ATV (Hongkong), ABS-CBN (Philippines) and NHK World Daily News (Japan)

     Internet news media: CNN (United States), BBC (UK), Channel NewsAsia (Singapore), ATV (Hongkong), ABS-CBN (Philippines) and NHK World Daily News (Japan), Al Jazeera (Qater), The Jerusalem Post (Israel), Dawn (Pakistan), The times of India (India), Bangkok Post (Thailand), The Korea Herald (Korea), People’s Daily (China) and The Standard (Hongkong)

  • ■ Pedagogical concepts and frameworks

    Content-based language teaching

    Media Literacy Education/ Critical thinking

    - Students watch and read real time news in World Englishes and discuss those news in their own English

  • Possible topics

    Politeness across cultures

    Taboos across cultures

    Slangs across cultures

    Non-verbal communication

  • It’s your turn


  • Design at least 1 activity

    ■ Level:

    ■ Age:

    ■ Topic:

    ■ Form:

    ■ Aim:

    ■ Implications:

    Discuss the extent to which your activity helps facilitate ICC or MCC?

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