Mass Media and Socio-Cultural Understanding

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Behind the Looking Glass. Stereotypes. All men like…... All African-American men are….. All celebrities…. Objective: Use descriptive words to challenge our thinking about stereotypes.. Level: Intermediate (B2) . ID: 334242 Download Presentation

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Mass Media and Socio-Cultural Understanding

Behind the Looking Glass

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Stereotypes

All men like…..All African-American men are….All celebrities…

Objective: Use descriptive words to challenge our thinking about stereotypes.Level: Intermediate (B2)

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Did someone say MASS media?

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Quick Write

Write the words that come to your mind when you think of Michael Jackson.Group them with a partner and label the categories.

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Dig more deeply: Listen and Read the Lyrics

Lyrics Only: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW8UsJvC4rM

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What is the song about?

Read the lyrics in your handout.Add new words to your ‘Quick Write’Are there any new categories?Share your words with another pair of participants.Are there words you hadn’t thought of or are new to you?

How has your idea of Michael Jackson, the celebrity changed?

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“Man In The Mirror” sold as a single in the spring of 1988,Nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.Why?

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Be the change… you want to make in the world

http://www.contactmusic.com/video/michael-jackson-man-in-the-mirror

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMJ39RAvgA4

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Natural Disaster

ViolenceHatredGenocideStereotypesMilitary

ReliefRescueHomecoming LeadershipPeaceSolidarity

Change

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What new ideas come to your mind now?

Re-read the lyricsWhat new understandings do you hold now for the song?

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Responses:Other celebrities have broken stereotypes and have created positive change in the world. Create a photo essay using a sentence frame:Before I thought Angelina Jolie was…. but then I learned that she….. this helps people because….Survey http://surveymonkey.com your friends about small and big changes they have made to help others. Report on the results in Facebook or in a blog.Create a children’s story: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/story-makerCreate your own video to the song ~Photostory: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11132

Be the change… you want to make in the world

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Contrast with a more traditional lesson

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0906/090627-michael_jackson.html

Michael Jackson has died aged 50 after having a heart __________ at his Los Angeles home. He was __________ to hospital, where doctors spent over an hour trying to __________ him. His brother Germaine told reporters: "The family request that the media please respect our privacy during this __________ time." Jackson was perhaps the greatest singer and dancer the world has ever seen. He transformed the music industry forever. The pop __________ greatly influenced generations of singers with his unrivalled professionalism. Michael was __________ as the king of pop and there is perhaps no one close to challenging his legendary __________. He will be remembered forever for his __________, his unforgettable songs, and his Moonwalk dance.   savestatusattacktalentrushedtoughknownicon

GAP FILL: Put the words into the gaps in the text.

Traditional Contrast

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Deficiencies in traditional EFL curricula

Produce ‘thin and flat’ repertoire even with texts aimed at ‘communicative competence.’ Memorized chunks, ‘phrasebook English’Decontextualized learning

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Deficiencies….

Foster an intolerance for ambiguityPompous sounding – artificial (awkward pairings)Textbooks ‘preachy’ not real world language Artificial dialogues

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Authentic Texts

Lead

to more authentic language learning for language acquisition

.

Krashen

(1989) “Interesting, meaningful, relevant, one step beyond current level of competence.”

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Teens and adults acquire L2 differently from children

Some direct grammar teaching done in tandem with real ‘languaging’. Pre-teach vocabulary and grammar structures.Lessons ~ 70% student centered activities: 30% direct teaching.

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Criteria for assessing pedagogical value:

Content

Schemata

Exogenous

–prior knowledge – news casts

Endogenous

– create own

context –

(

sporting incident, natural disaster)

- Visuals

speak for themselves

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Linguistic Difficulties

AcousticSpeech ratePauses, hesitationStressRhythmic patterningLexis/SyntaxNeed high degree of redundancyRepetition of:ConstituentsParaphrasingSynonyms

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Text Type

 Genre - Clear text structure aids in recall and comprehensionNarrative ~ Chronological Non-NarrativeTV news cast ~ most difficult to process edited monologuesinteractive dialogueAmerican TV ‘infotainment’ with conversation, dramatic framing are more beneficial for acquisition.

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Coordination between audio and visual texts

Visual text: Inscriptions, captions, posters, diagrams, Music and background noise

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Study

Experiment by Bahrani (2011)60 adult participants over a year ( 3 hours weekly)pre/post-test design IELTS exam (listening and speaking)300 hours of exposure half control group and half experimental using news items. Questionnaires every two weeks to assess prior knowledge connected to content itemsGroup using the news media scored much higher in fluency due to items such as the recycling features of news media.

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Resources

Magazines:Reader’s

Digest, Time, Newsweek, National

Geographic

Internet Sites

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

Video Streaming

This

American Life

:

http://

www.thisamericanlife.org/tv-archives/season-one/my-way

Blog discussion:

VOA

blogs

http://www.voanews.com/info/podcast/1356.html

American Café

Podcasts

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php

Full text audio podcasts:

http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=teen+talk&sort=match&tabId=text

Movie reviews with full text support:

http://www.npr.org/sections/movies/

Audio/Video

Voice

of

America

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/section/the-classroom/2345.html

MSN

Video (clips from NBC news

)

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Learning Sequence

BEFORE:Anticipation guides, graphic organizers and surveys to connect with prior knowledgeDURING:Viewing multiple times: new focus each timeDouble Entry JournalInsert MethodAFTERClass discussionBlog discussionShared Talk Facebook surveys with native English speakers to confirm or adjust cultural interpretations. Report back to class Pre/Post-understandingsGraphic OrganizersExit SlipsQuickwritesPhoto Essays

http://www.adlit.org/strategy_library/

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References

Bahrani

, T. (2011). The role of audiovisual mass media news in language learning.

English language

. teaching. Vol.4, No. 2; Retrieved July 14, 2012 from

www.ccsenet.org/elt

Hwang

, C. (2005). Effective EFL Education through popular Authentic Materials.

Asian EFL Journal

, Vol.7, Issue 1, Article 7.

Krashen

, S. (1989).

The input hypothesis: Issues and implications

. London & New York: Longman.

Rymes

, B. (2008). The relationship between mass media and classroom discourse.

University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons

. GSE Publications; retrieved July 14, 2012 from repository.upenn.edu/

cgi

.


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