Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,7, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), course: Teaching Songs and Films, language: English, abstract: Modern foreign language education aims at developing an intercultural ability to act because our world today is more international than ever before. As defined at the beginning of this paper, ICC mainly consists of three features: the ability to communicate successfully with people from different cultures, to be able to shift perspectives and to be capable of behaving appropriately in intercultural situations. So ICC functions as connector between people from different cultures because it enables and improves intercultural communication, understanding, tolerance and open-mindedness. In this paper, I have concluded that the film East is East is suitable for teaching ICC because the pupils get an insight into two cultures which both differ from their own cultural background. The film gives the opportunity to compare those cultures and thereby change their own perspective and attitude towards other, foreign cultures. In general, films can be used for teaching ICC without hesitation if they have a suitable content because they foster emotional reactions, personal statements and the need for discussion. Although I have argued in this paper that films do never represent reality, they can be described as an embodiment of culture which function as orientation system for intercultural learning. In this paper I presented how a possible teaching unit on the topic Multicultural Britain could look like and outlined a possible lesson plan with regard to the film East is East. Teach-ing the topic Multicultural Britain gives the opportunity to show pupils how intercultural con-flicts may be solved and how different cultures can deal with each other respectfully. The outlined lesson plan underlined that the film East is East is suitable for teaching ICC because the pupils have the chance to learn more about other cultures and are able to identify with characters from foreign countries. The methods used during the lesson and the representation of other cultures in the movie encourage the pupils? empathy, tolerance and respect and prob-ably even capture their attention and curiosity for different cultures and languages.
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO ´I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time´ Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn´t need is a pet. What he really doesn´t need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina´s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom´s side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it´s as the rugby team´s mascot, the housekeeper´s confidant, the host at Tom´s parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other... The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.
Eigentlich hatte sie andere Pläne. Ein selbstbestimmtes Leben, Reisen, vielleicht eine Karriere als Schriftstellerin. Doch als sich Ingrid in ihren Literaturprofessor Gil Coleman verliebt und von ihm schwanger wird, wirft sie für ihn all dies über Bord. Gil liebt seine junge Frau, und dennoch betrügt er sie, lässt sie viel zu oft mit den Kindern in dem kleinen Ort an der englischen Küste allein. In ihren schlaflosen Nächten beginnt sie, Gil heimlich Briefe zu schreiben. Statt ihm ihre innersten Gedanken anzuvertrauen, steckt sie ihre Briefe in die Bücher seiner Bibliothek und verschwindet schließlich auf rätselhafte Weise. Zwölf Jahre später glaubt Gil, seine Frau wieder gesehen zu haben - und ihre gemeinsame Tochter Flora, hin und her gerissen zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung, beginnt nach Antworten zu suchen, ohne zu ahnen, dass sie nur die Bücher ihres Vaters aufschlagen müsste, um sie zu erhalten
The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning is intended to help trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. This book shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable. A key goal of this book is to show that planning lessons and behaviour management are not two separate entities any good lesson plan will have built-in behaviour management strategies. If students are catered for, are allowed to achieve and their good work reinforced even the most challenging of students can be fun to teach. Product Description The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning is intended to help trainee and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. This book shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable. A key goal of this book is to show that planning lessons and behaviour management are not two separate entities any good lesson plan will have built-in behaviour management strategies. If students are catered for, are allowed to achieve and have their good work reinforced, then even the most challenging of students can be fun to teach. Features + Benefits Weblinks useful websites to take learning further Going Further each chapter ends with a number of activities to help consolidate understanding of the topic Teaching Tips these boxes appear throughout the book to draw out additional ideas on how to improve lesson planning Teaching Reference these boxes provide additional teaching and learning information regarding a specific subject Research Reference these boxes help the reader place guidance in a research context useful when writing professional essays or simply wishing to know what proof there is for particular teaching and learning strategies Backcover The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning is an invaluable resource that will enable you to plan foolproof lessons, combining effective learning with built-in behaviour management. Whether you are an NQT, an ITT student or a more experienced teaching professional, this book will show you how planning a good lesson can be quick and simple and lead to successful learning whoever your students are. Written by an award-winning researcher and experienced Advanced Skills Teacher, this book is packed with tips such as: How to ensure good behaviour through lesson planning How to use learning objectives to maximum effect How to write quick and successful lessons How to incorporate homework into a lesson How to address assessment for learning in every lesson How to use reward systems to keep student motivation high How to meet the needs of individual students; SEN and G&T How to write an effective plenary How to reflect on learning at the end of a lesson Accompanying this book is a website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/walker with resources to adapt for your individual teaching needs to aid lesson planning, such as: Starter activity templates Plenary activity templates ACE cards for motivation Bell work activity templates Assessment for Learning student guidelines Chapter 1 The ABC of Lesson Planning Chapter 2 The Classroom Environment Chapter 3 Lesson Objectives Chapter 4 Bell work and Starter Activities Chapter 5 Main Development Stage - Part 1 Chapter 6 Main Development Stage - Part 2 Chapter 7 Plenary Work Chapter 8 Managing Behaviour through Lesson Planning Chapter 9 Literacy and Numeracy Chapter 10 Special Education Needs and Gifted and Talented Chapter 11 Assessment for Learning Chapter 12 Homework ´The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning´ is intended to help trainee and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. It shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable.
A digital edition short story about a wife coming to terms with her fading marriage from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Margot´s reservoir of romantic feelings for her husband Drum is running dry. But while the family is on vacation in Nantucket, Margot finds an opportunity to potentially regain her romantic love for her husband - in the form of Hadley Axelram, his ex-girlfriend. She is counting on jealousy as a relationship defibrillator. But after forcing her surfing-god husband to make plans for a surfing lesson with Hadley and her son, Margot is left to reminisce about the summer she fell in love with Drum, and the unexpected blossoming of their relationship. When she sees Drum and Hadley spending time together, will the spark reignite - and will her marriage be saved? Or will she find that love is truly gone from this relationship? This touching short story about a poignant stage in a marriage explores the backstory of Margot Carmichael, one of the stars in Elin Hilderbrand´s novel Beautiful Day .
If you spent one hour a month nurturing your finances for the next twelve months, how would you feel this time next year, what would be different? Mapping out a plan for achieving your big goals and managing everyday spending, Money Lessons is your own pocket financial expert. Whether you have it or not, money is often as difficult to talk about as it is to handle. Many of us will at one point need advice on how to: - ask for a pay rise - save up to buy a place - pay for a mortgage - finance a career move - budget for a wedding - fund a big trip - get out of debt - retire comfortably Building on her 15 years of experience helping countless people to make smart financial decisions, Lisa Conway-Hughes tackles these topics in a short guide to being savvy and getting what you want in every stage of your life. Full of expert knowledge and success stories, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to turn a dream into a plan - and eventually a reality.
Lexi Morris arrives late to a Human Trafficking awareness seminar at her job and immediately distracts Luke Miller, the presenter, an FBI Special Agent on the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force/Coalition in central Pennsylvania. Their eyes meet and an instant connection occurs. After working late Lexi walks to her car in a dimly lit parking lot while texting plans for a fun weekend with friends but her weekend comes to a crashing halt when she´s abducted with the intentions of being sold into sex slavery. Luke, at his cabin in the woods for the weekend, observes suspicious activity at his late uncle´s cabin. When he investigates, he finds Lexi held captive and rescues her but not before engaging in a shootout with traffickers. He sets off on foot in a snowstorm, Lexi in tow, seeking the safety of his own cabin with her kidnappers in hot pursuit. But is it simply coincidence when Lexi finds money, lots of money, in his jacket pocket? Is Luke her buyer and not her liberator? What will it take for her to trust him? Can he really protect her from a life of sex slavery?
A masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes?and failures?of free-market economicsSince 1946, Henry Hazlitt?s bestselling Economics in One Lesson has popularized the belief that economics can be boiled down to one simple lesson: market prices represent the true cost of everything. But one-lesson economics tells only half the story. It can explain why markets often work so well, but it can?t explain why they often fail so badly?or what we should do when they stumble. As Nobel Prize?winning economist Paul Samuelson quipped, ?When someone preaches ?Economics in one lesson,? I advise: Go back for the second lesson.? In Economics in Two Lessons, John Quiggin teaches both lessons, offering a masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes?and failures?of free markets.Economics in Two Lessons explains why market prices often fail to reflect the full cost of our choices to society as a whole. For example, every time we drive a car, fly in a plane, or flick a light switch, we contribute to global warming. But, in the absence of a price on carbon emissions, the costs of our actions are borne by everyone else. In such cases, government action is needed to achieve better outcomes.Two-lesson economics means giving up the dogmatism of laissez-faire as well as the reflexive assumption that any economic problem can be solved by government action, since the right answer often involves a mixture of market forces and government policy. But the payoff is huge: understanding how markets actually work?and what to do when they don?t.Brilliantly accessible, Economics in Two Lessons unlocks the essential issues at the heart of any economic question.