This course, centering upon multicultural issues, aims to help students learn and understand multiple cultures through English learning. Its contextualized curriculum relates the contents to issues of globalization to provide students with learning environments in which multicultural interactions and communication are made possible. By producing oral and written works in English, students can develop their interests and curiosities about multicultural societies, which can cultivate their tolerance for different cultures and broaden their global vision, thereby becoming qualified world citizens.
The course centers upon three objectives: multicultural learning, communication skills, and global vision.
By learning English, our students will learn about and understand different cultures. Their contact and interaction with those cultures will enable them to compare similarities and differences among them.
Students can learn about and understand multiple cultures by reading and comprehending short articles as well as authentic materials related to those cultures. By speaking simple English, they will express their opinions and make contact with people from different cultures. They will also be expected to write complete sentences for certain topics and compare similarities and differences among some cultures.
Students will use the Internet appropriately to make further contact with people or materials from different cultures. In this way, they will get to know cultures around the world better and develop their understanding and tolerance toward them.
By completing this course, students are expected to achieve the following objectives:
Be able to know and understand different cultures and furthermore compare similarities and differences between their own culture and other cultures.
Be able to interact with people from different cultures by using simple English in their oral and written skills.
Be able to expand their understanding and tolerance of difference cultures through local and online contact with them.