Language and Culture in the ESL Classroom
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The paper talks about the bicultural experience of immigrant assimilation into American culture. It gives common place examples of how to use cultural examples in the ESL classroom to help in the learning of the English language. The paper gives examples ranging from food to nursery rhymes to Western-style toilets. The paper concludes by restating that bicultural assimilation must have minimal conflict in order to be effective.
From the Paper:"Culture in the classroom goes hand in hand with teaching a language. Within the scope of culture students learn the little everyday events that parallel their own lives. In an ESL classroom having the student relate to the subject matter is what will bring the greatest success to the student. The student will learn the language faster and better if they also learn how Americans put their children to bed (nursery rhymes and stories), human relationships (gender roles), the differences in food preparation and ordering of food and social etiquette and the meaning of body language..."
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