Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
My project uses an imaginary voyage in a classroom as an introduction to second language culture. It consists of a special collection of teaching techniques for post-elementary language teachers of an advanced second language course. The purpose of this project is to help students get a glimpse of a culture in a situational, functional, and performing way. The students plan an imaginary trip to the second language culture of the country where the second language is spoken.
A description of my own experience with the project is given in order to give an overview of how long, when, where, and with whom the project was used. The project is specially designed so that each teacher may adapt it to her own syllabus and classroom situation.
The U.S.A. is used as the second language culture throughout this professional paper to exemply my special techniques. A development of the different stages of the imaginary trip is given with a description and an explanation for each stage. The key to the success of this imaginary voyage and a memorable learning experience is the total involvement of the students in this project.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | First and Second Language Acquisition
Hage, Silvana, "A Voyage to a Culture: A Special Collection of Teaching Techniques ( Imaginary trip Becomes Real in a Classroom)" (1981). MA TESOL Collection. 345.