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Title: Before You Go There, Know Where You Are Now: Pre-departure Learning about the Home Culture
Other Titles: 留学の前に母国を知る ―海外事前研修における自国の文化学習―
Authors: Desrosiers, Lori Ann
Keywords: study abroad
pre-departure orientation
home culture awareness
explaining the home culture
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2018
Publisher: 共愛学園前橋国際大学
Abstract: Study abroad programs are very popular with university students in Japan as well as in countries all over the world. The degree to which students return to Japan with improved language proficiency, a wider worldview, better communicative and cultural competence can be greater enhanced by pre-departure preparation. It seems clear that learning about the target country is mandatory for any pre-departure program. However, learning about the home country and culture should also be included in the program to be able to explain about aspects of Japanese life and culture. Knowing about one’s own culture will allow students a greater ability to be receptive to new ideas and situations presented while in their host culture. I will give suggestions about how to help students produce longer segments of speech, how to help students internalize their knowledge, and how to understand their culture more deeply.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/12159
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