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tarak brahmi replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"Hello Beth. yes, this is a valuable suggestion! Unfortunately, there are no such exchange programs in my area. Maybe I can check with some embassies here and see if they can help with this. Thanks for sharing!"
Aug 5, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"Oops! I meant Mandy (sorry!)"
Aug 5, 2009
Beth Coleman replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"Another way to bring the culture and diversity to your classroom is to connect with the exchange programs in the area (AFS, YFU, ASSE, CHS, and invite the students to your room to share their culture, language, etc. Here at our small town rural high…"
Aug 5, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to Linnell Gribble's discussion creating a web page
"Hi Linnell. I don't want to add further confusion but I agree with Kim Trefz that blogger is a good place to start. But, this doesn't mean the other suggestions are less important. We usually make a choice and stick with it, trying to get…"
Aug 5, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"Hi Monica. You brought forward very interesting ideas as well. I will definitely think about inviting guests to my classroom: I am sure my students will love it and it is not costly. Using Skype is a nice idea, too. I even came across a couple of…"
Aug 5, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"Hi Julie. I love the idea of having partner schools in other countries. And I also agree that talking about cultural differences should be part and parcel of our lessons. Great tips! thank you for sharing."
Aug 5, 2009
Julie Baird replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"I don't have any links to help with cultural differences. I just wanted to add that the best of definition of culture I heard was "Culture is when a country or people do things differently than they way you do it." Our own culture is…"
Aug 5, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"Hi Monica, Thanks for taking the time to read this post and for your discerning suggestions. Yes, traveling would be an ideal option but as you mentioned it is costly and beyond the means of schools. As far as movies are concerned, movies that are…"
Aug 4, 2009
Monica Brown replied to tarak brahmi's discussion Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?
"You bring up a good point. Although not as extensive as what you've noticed, I to noticed a gap in cultural differences after moving back to the US after spending 18 years in Germany. I personally think the best way to acquaint our students…"
Aug 4, 2009
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Teaching a language per se or making people aware of and appreciate others' cultures?

Yesterday, I was having a coffee with a colleague, a teacher of French at the same school. We were chatting about many things. But, there was something he said that I thought was really interesting. Making a difference, he said, in this world starts not from a lavish President's or Governor's desk but it starts from the humble desk of a teacher. What this means is that teaching is much deeper than just teaching equations and grammar rules. It is about inspiring, caring, sharing and extending…See More
Aug 4, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to David Kapuler's discussion Blog Companion-Piece
"Extremely useful list! A must-see document. Now, I have it on my blog: it saved me a lot of time and effort and it will certainly save others a lot of time, too. Thanks so much for sharing and the great effort you put in there, David."
Aug 4, 2009
tarak brahmi commented on David Kapuler's video
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"Thanks for sharing this video, David! I love it!"
Aug 4, 2009
tarak brahmi replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introductions
"Hi everyone! I am a teacher of English from Tunisia. Looking forward to meet all of you here and to share advice and tips about teaching techniques and tools."
Aug 3, 2009

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Lessouda Secondary School
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I am a teacher of English from Tunisia. When I am not teaching, I am talking/blogging about, looking for creative and genuine tools, resources, tips on how to help my students learn better.

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At 3:44pm on August 3, 2009, Anne Mirtschin said…
I am impressed with your blog. What age students do you teach? You might like to add your blog, to this discussion Let's share links to our blogs
At 3:33pm on August 3, 2009, Anne Mirtschin said…
Hello Tarak and welcome to this classroom. There is a wealth of tips, tools and resources here that you might usefor your personal development and that will help you in your classroom. I love blogging too and am always looking for resources. I have found so many here, on this site. Join some of the groups, watch the discussions and make friends,
 
 
 

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