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Researchers have a keen interest in the relationship between language and identity. Current research shows that there is a strong connection between our language use and language choices and our identity. In this video, we’ll take a look at what has been established so far on the relationship between language and identity, as well as which questions still remain to be answered.
1. What is Identity?
2. How we Present our Identities to the World
3. Types of Identities
4. Identity Formation
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It's the time of year when ELT conferences are in full swing. Over the next few months you or your staff will probable be attending one or two conferences. The challenge with conferences is that in the frenzy of the moment you can sometimes miss out on a lot of what's going on. Try some of these tips so that you and your teachers can get the most out of their professional development experience!
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The following two activities are short, fun ways to teach your language students about the changeability and unpredictability of culture.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Materials: Photos of different eras or time periods in the culture you are teaching.
1. Tell the class that it is important that they realize that the culture they are learning about in their language class doesn't stay the same. It is constantly changing based on changes inside and outside the culture.