Mooc Island +++ seals +++ absolutely intercultural 254 +++

Hanko seals

In this show we’ll be looking at an unexpected effect of the pandemic on bureaucracy in Japan and we’ll also be looking at how doing an intercultural course in a virtual world can change your outlook.

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absolutely intercultural 32 +++ pregnancy +++ contact hypothesis +++ Spanish Latinos +++

Pregnancy, contact hypothesis and spanish latinos

PregnancyAbsolutely Yours: Thanks to Anastasia Pryanikova for her kind comments about our show. Check out Anastasia’s blog if you need wise words about teaching in general and teaching law in particular.

Absolutely childish: ‘I felt that I didn’t have any private space anymore.’ Listen to how it felt for Kenyan, Collette Wanjugu Döppner, living in Germany to be pregnant the German way!

Absolutely theoretical: Elaine Hoter from Talpiot College in Tel Aviv explains the contact hypothesis and how it is used in a tripartite collaborative project bringing the three main disparate cultural communities in Israel in a session during the CONNECT Webheads in Action convergence conference. You can listen to the rest of Elaines’s session, my session about using podcasts in language teaching and many more of the sessions on the conference archive page.

Absolutely personal: Carla Arena from Brazil explains how she and her husband are surrounded by Latino stereotypes as they spend two years in Florida.

Absolutely essential: Don’t forget that Karsten Kneese will be partcipating in a panel discussion about educasting on June 20th at 5pm (15:00GMT) as part of the PodcastDay2007 in Cologne.

The next show will be coming from Germany on June 15th.

The Host of this show is: Anne Fox


‘absolutely intercultural!’ 12 +++ Adult education in Israel +++ EFL Bridges +++ Online courses for deaf people +++

Show number 12 centres on Israel.

Absolutely Educational
‘Deaf people in general don’t feel they are handicapped. They just feel they have a different cultural view of the world but not handicapped and Elaine’s students are very often surprised by this.’
Harry Markowicz, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA

‘It’s one of those courses that students say they’ll never forget. The course changed their outlook on life. But the course wasn’t complete because they didn’t supply air tickets to meet up face to face after the end of the course!’
Elaine Hoter, Talpiot College, Tel Aviv, Israel about her collaboration with Harry Markowicz’z students.

‘[It’s] not trying to be like the other person but trying to understand what we have in common.’
Elaine Hoter talking about the current situation in Israel.

‘The gaps in Israel are tremendous. If they can teach their children without prejudice towards the other populations and can give a feeling of bonding, love and friendship, even in a small way I think that we’ve made a step in a big way towards changing attitudes between different people.’
Elaine Hoter about the collaboration between student teachers of different faiths in Israel.

Absolutely addictive
‘If you came to Israel for just one month and see what happens really in Israel and see the real news…’
Part of the conversation at EFL Bridges on August 2nd.
The Host of this show is: Anne Fox