Come and join us for our final meeting of 1997. This is a special meeting with a 2.5 hour presentation on intercultural communication to be followed by an end-of-year party.
December Presentation: The Nature of Intercultural Communication:
Pedagogical Applications for Language Teaching by Kobayashi Kunihiko;
Sunday December 14, 13.00 - 17.00;
Tsuchiura: Kijo Plaza.
The presenter will introduce a theoretical framework for designing a syllabus for teaching intercultural communicative competence, which includes a cross-cultural competence component for value system shifts. As well as examining communicative/functional intercultural components, the presenter will focus on a hierarchical model that covers values and beliefs, norms and an affective/modal filter, and language functions. Kobayashi Kunihiko currently teaches at Mito Kasahara Junior High.
After the chapter meeting, we will be holding our end-of-year party in a nearby restaurant. We hope you will join us in this celebration. There is no fixed charge - everybody goes Dutch and pays their own. If you attend the party, please bring one small present (1000 yen or so), so that we can exchange presents pot-luck style, as we sing a few Christmas songs in English and Japanese ... and celebrate!
For more information: Andy Barfield TEL/FAX (H) 0298-55-7783
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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