Culture and Language Learning: An Najah Organizes the 'Intercultural Language Teaching Workshop'
On Sunday , June 23, 2019, the Office of International Development and External Affairs (IDEA) in cooperation with the Faculty of Education held an intensive 'Intercultural Language Teaching Workshop.' The workshop was attended by local school principals, English teachers, and English Teaching Methods students.
The workshop was divided into three sessions that focused on practical exercises teachers can use to introduce their students to concepts of culture, develop intercultural sensitivity, foster cultural self-awareness in the classroom, and utilize drama exercises to promote cultural understanding.
The workshop was led by Ms Lacie Raymond, an American English Language Fellow and current PhD candidate at Dublin City University in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. Mr Yousef Abu Zaid also led a session on integrating drama exercises into the classroom.