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
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