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5.3  In der Stunde
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"What do you feel are appropriate _academic_ goals, aims, or
functions of intercultural email classroom connections."
1.
IMPROVE COMMUNICATION
Writing skills (clarity, spelling, etc.)
Learn to interact confidentially and sensitively with people
from other "cultures"
Practice a second language with a native speaker.
2.
UNDERSTAND "DIFFERENT" CULTURES
What do "other" people tend to do & think about?
What have they created; what are they proud of; what are
their concerns?
Discover new, _personally_  important "meanings" in the
world.
3.
HUMANIZE THE GLOBE
Put names, (faces?), feelings, personal characteristics on
people in distant locations.
Understand culturally different people as *people*, not
foreigners.
Find common ground with culturally different friends.
Grow to trust and appreciate other individuals who may be
from very different cultures than your own.
4.
UNDERSTAND ONE'S OWN CULTURE
(as something that is _taught_ to us.)
Reflect on ordinary life in relation to that of one's email
partners.
Understand one's self as a product of forces that could
have been very different in a different culture.
Incorporate a cross-cultural perspective on personally
meaningful values, issues or ideas.
5.
THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT…
Use differences between the personal report of one's
email partner's behavior, thoughts, and values from that
reported in books, teachers, newspapers, etc. to reflect
together on "why the differences?"
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