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Reflection #4: In Canada, multiculturalism is the defining way in which we describe ourselves as a nation. When I was younger, this was "drilled" into us, and being of a mixed background, I did not see an issue with this concept. Growing up and even more so presently, there are people from multiple countries in Canada. I fail to see the "threat" from immigrants on society, or the tainting of "main stream society." To me, society is always evolving and shifting, the ...Read More
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Reflection #4
Social Media
Social media is a scary but wonderful thing these days. It is scary because you hear on the new about all of the people taken advantage of or who do horrible things because they are anonymous on the internet. People who in real life would never harm anyone but bully or threaten online. I know mostly how to protect myself online but at the same time I am not as immersed into social media and technology as someone younger than me. Those are the people who are constantl...
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Reflection #4
I want to share something about social media affecting my life. As the fast development of the Internet as well as the mobile communication technology, people get used to using mass media to communicate with each other. Compared with the traditional communication methods, such as paper-letters and fix-lined telephone, it is much more convenient to use cellphones and computers to keep in touch with others. Furthermore, there have been a variety of social networking APPs, which ...
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Reflection#4
When it comes to immigration, most of my life I have spent in Canada yet I still see myself as British. The first half of my life was with my family in Britain. We moved around a lot because of my father’s job. I was born in a place called Chester, then we were living in a bungalow for a short time( I do not remember much about the bungalow). Then when my second brother was born we moved to a little village called Barrow, near Chester (it was a really lovely village). After Barrow, ...
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Reflection #3: Fons Trompenars hits a very good point with crisis, and why we have “so many of them” which interconnects with the term “juvenoia” which is the fear of social change on youth. Technology has never advanced as much, T.V and video games are the end of childhood, quote “we [being an older generation] had it so much better without.” These anxieties have always been present with up and coming inventions. In fact, there was such an anxiety with “short notes” (in the 1800’s) to which sch...Read More
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Reflection #3
For my third reflection, I would like to talk about my love and passion which is anime. To begin with, this is about how the Japanese anime culture has become more popular to western societies. For myself, it was something I have known my entire life because I saw shows on TV in my childhood such as Naruto, Zatch Bell, and CardCaptor Sakura. What is interesting about this culture is how it is very much something recognizable throughout life. What Western society considers as cartoo...
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2017-06-20T20:50:33+00:00 -
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JUST KAHOOT.IT - It's a BYOD, folks. (bring your own device)
Enough reading. Some things just have to be experienced. On your phone or tablet go to: https://kahoot.it and punch in the game number. Let the games begin!
1. Register your own account.
2. Create a Kahoot of your own.
3. Try it out on your colleagues (a test of friendship).
4. Dazzle your students.
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2017-06-20T20:27:55+00:00 -
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WHAT'S YOUR HYPOTHES.IS?
This is an amazing tool for annotating web content, either individually or in groups. Imagine the possibilities. Here is one:
1. Post a link to a news or a blog article.
2. Have students annotate it (look for particular grammatical structure or synonyms, make notes, paraphrase, summarize, or create questions)
3. Review annotations either in class or at home.
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2017-06-20T18:40:18+00:00 - - Edited
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WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM!
"In groups decide on eight items you would take with you to a desert island!" This is a classic speaking activity that can benefit from an added online component of sharing final thoughts in comments and justifying own reasons in writing. After class discussion in groups, have each group post their results online in comments along with their rationale. This can turn into a multi-threaded discussion long after the class is over.
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
1. Post a visual prompt (upload a photo).
2. Have students list items they see and feelings it evokes (lower level), write sentences about the picture (intermediate level), or write a paragraph about it (upper level).
3. Have students post their work and comment on each others' work.
4. Assign homework. Have them take an interesting photo on the weekend and post it in your class group.
5. In class, have students do a show-and-tell while displaying their ...
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Reflection #3
It is very interesting to see your posters about immigration and acculturation, I also want to share my own experience. My family as well as my uncle's family has been living in Vancouver for more than 10 years. 10 years ago, I was in the first year in University of Macao, all of them suggested me to move to Canada with them but I did not. In my opinion at that time, starting my career in China will be more attractive for me as China was developing very fast during those years...
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Reflection #3:

Although I presented on Immigration & Acculturation, I never really reflected on it in class nor did I speak very much about my views on it, so after reading about everyone else's experiences & opinions, I wanted to add my own too! :3

I moved to a tiny town in northern BC after spending all my life in India, primarily in New Delhi, at age 14. I was quite anti-social and a misfit my whole life in India, even though I had "friends" and an outgoing personality. I nev...
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I introduce Rutilio. He is 27 years old, he was born in January 26, he enjoy listen pop music. He study English because, he don't understand his favorite music. He likes the spring station. His dream is to buy a car. He likes to swim, and in his free time he play videos games. His favorite movie is The momia and his favorite color is chocolate.
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I Interviewed Rita.
She has four family members.
She has 33 years old.
her nickname is mily.
she likes to travel and eat different kind of food.
she doesn't like spicy food.
she is studying English because she needs to improve her English and to become in a good teacher .
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Reflection #4
TESL 3030 Nathan Bennett
It has been a very interesting time with the last few presentations. I want to reflect on how mass media and the internet has affected different cultures. I start to think about how great it was when I was in Germany my very first year abroad. I Germany all of the television are dubbed and do not have subtitles. This was in 2001, when the internet was just figuring itself out. What we did have though was CNN and the BBC. I was able to watch news in ...
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Reflection #2-
My reflection is in the non-verbal language series done by the Red Sweater Lady. The way that she breaks down those little body movement and the different parts of body language was an enlightening piece of knowledge. I have been told frequently that I have an open face, or that my body language is very expressive, however I tend to control myself more in settings that I am uncomfortable in or when I need a higher degree of professionalism. I also have a friend that was told by ...
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Reflection #3 TESL 3030
[ Finally, I can post my reflections here!!!!Thank you Jack!!!!]

We have more chances to communicate with foreigners, with the rapidly growing popularity of science and technology, the process of globalization made great achievements. Intercultural communicator has increasingly become a popular central issue of the public. To discuss this issue from cognitive perspective, western culture is based on individualism rather than on collectivism. For instance, in the US, y...
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Reflection #3 TESL 3030
Nathan Bennett

I have been reflecting on immigration, and how immigration affects the development of relationships with people from other cultures. One thing that dawned on me is the fact that Canada is becoming more multi cultural every day. Canada has always exuded pride in the fact that the nation is a melting pot with many different cultures. Without any direct evidence, I believe that every year the population of immigrants is growing.
It is more and more common...
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#4 Reflection

After listening to the presentation about immigration and acculturation, I could have a moment to think about my immigration life in Canada. And I decided to share my personal immigrant experience with my classmates through my reflection.

Interestingly, I wasn’t forced nor choose to immigrate to Canada. I just fell in love with my husband and when I realized the reality, I was already in Canada. Yes, I was blind for love! I remember people worrying about my decision to marry him...
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Hi everyone, here is the handout with answers for the Ch 9 presentation we did today, as promised

Just in case anyone was actually interested in the Reverse Culture Shock video girl, here's the link to that as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x83sA9rTcz4

Victoria has the link to the TED Talk we watched, so if you want to watch that again, ask her!
3030 Chapter 9 Handout.pdf