Monday, April 15, 2013

“Absolutely intercultural”- To obtain different cultures from different countries

The podcast of “Absolutely intercultural” is the first podcast in the world to deal with intercultural issues, it is looking at all intercultural aspects of human intercultural communication. For example, we will be hearing from students on foreign work placements, asking how teachers can make use of intercultural exercises and simulations in their classroom and sharing with us any intercultural gossip we come across.

We could obtain many different cultures from each part of the “intercultural”, they have absolutely reciprocal, absolutely inexperienced, absolutely open-minded, absolutely entrepreneurial and so on. For example, in the part of absolutely reciprocal, a girl named Elena from Spain, where the majority of people are Christians. Through her international volunteer work she has developed an intercultural sensitivity and awareness of different traditions and ways of thinking. She tells us how she embarked on this intercultural learning journey thanks to her parents, who encouraged her to get involved in a volunteering project at high school. Later she collaborated in an association in the South of Spain whose aim it is to support children and young homeless and unprotected migrants from the Northern and Sub Saharan Africa. Also, a couple of years ago she was nominated to participate in a work camp in the region of Kurdistan, in South Eastern Turkey. She is convinced that volunteering is a great recipe for reciprocal learning.

I will use this podcast in my future teaching to inspire the thoughts of interaction to the kids through exploring the different cultures from different countries. And we can also inspire the thoughts of helping to the kids, use the different examples to teach the kids that helping is a great thing in human activity and could build our world more beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great podcast for developing listening skills and for beginning a discussion on cultural diversity.