Listen up : a content-based approach to integrate listening and culture

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dc.contributor.advisor Stallings, Lynne M. Rhodes, Theresa M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-09T15:32:38Z 2011-06-09T15:32:38Z 2009 en_US 2009
dc.description.abstract Cultural background knowledge is necessary for adult English-language learners (ELLs) to fully comprehend messages in the L2 (second language) and to become participants in the L2 environment. While skills-based language courses, such as those offered in Ball State University’s Intensive English Institute, present cultural information on a need-to-know basis, students at times request additional information that would help them understand the L2 culture better. Therefore, this project addresses students’ requests for cultural information, describing a content-based model of instruction geared towards an advanced-intermediate listening class and centered on three goals: motivation, acculturation, and listening. In this project, the film Forrest Gump is used as the core text, and curriculum units are thematically based on issues prevalent in the film and decades in which the film is set. Student comments and classroom behavior indicate that the curriculum leads to greater motivation, acculturation, and listening proficiency.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.description.tableofcontents Curriculum introduction -- U.S. religious history -- U.S. education -- U.S. gender -- U.S. race -- 1950's -- 1960's -- 1970's -- 1980's--present/semester reflection.
dc.format.extent v, 145 p. : digital, PDF file, col. ill., map. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Multicultural education -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- Foreign speakers.
dc.title Listen up : a content-based approach to integrate listening and culture en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url en_US

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