Using Realia & Environmental Assets: EFL for Himalayan Buddhist Nuns.
Post on 02-Apr-2015
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Using Realia & Environmental Assets: EFL for Himalayan Buddhist Nuns Slide 2 Where in the World Are these Nuns? Slide 3 Why English? H.H. Dalai Lama says Its All Good: Refugee Survival Sacred Teachings Global Justice Slide 4 Handicraft Sales: jewelry, weavings, etc. Handicraft Sales: jewelry, weavings, etc. Tourism $$ Tourism $$ Intl volunteers Intl volunteers Intl donation $$ Intl donation $$ World Buddhist network World Buddhist network Intl English Opens the Way to: Slide 5 ESP Targets for Nuns Tourism Tourism School Teacher School Teacher Handicrafts Handicrafts Nurse-Midwife Nurse-Midwife Political Action Political Action Slide 6 Where the Convents Are: No Next-Day Deliveries Where the Convents Are: No Next-Day Deliveries In Spiti, Himachal Pradesh (India) In Spiti, Himachal Pradesh (India) Slide 7 Ladakh Slide 8 Nepal Near Mt. Everest Near Mt. Everest Lovely in summer- autumn Lovely in summer- autumn FREEZING in winter! FREEZING in winter! Slide 9 Pema Cho Ling Summer-time Slide 10 Deboche-Tengboche (Nepal) Winter-time Himal = Snow Himal = Snow Laya = Land Laya = Land Slide 11 Jungle Monasteries India, Bhutan Hot & Steamy Hot & Steamy Built in Caves Built in Caves Snakes, Spiders, Scorpions Snakes, Spiders, Scorpions Books Crumble Books Crumble Ink Runs Ink Runs Chalk Dissolves Chalk Dissolves Slide 12 Himalayan Realia & Environmental Assets No classroom No classroom Where is the space? No paper or pens No paper or pens How to write? No books No books What texts? No materials No materials What to talk about? Slide 13 Where is the learning space? Monastery Grounds Space is cramped inside Space is cramped inside Most EFL happens outside Most EFL happens outside Teacher keeps this space centered Teacher keeps this space centered Slide 14 How to write? On the hillside, in the courtyard ABCs In dirt, with sticks In dirt, with sticks In mud, with fingers In mud, with fingers In snow, with sticks In snow, with sticks On riverbank, with pebbles On riverbank, with pebbles Slide 15 What are our texts? The Teachers Memory Fairy Tales! Cinderella Cinderella Snow White Snow White Hansel & Gretel Hansel & Gretel Your Childhood Favorites Your Childhood Favorites Slide 16 What are our texts? The Teachers Memory Songs with Movement! Farmer in the Dell Farmer in the Dell Hokey Pokey Hokey Pokey Your Childhood Favorites Your Childhood Favorites Slide 17 What are our texts? The Teachers Memory Poems with Rhythm One Fish Two Fish One Fish Two Fish A.A. Milne A.A. Milne Limericks Limericks Your Childhood Favorites Your Childhood Favorites Slide 18 What are our texts? The Students Memories Folktales can be acted out in simple words Folktales can be acted out in simple words Himalayan students know DOZENS of folktales! Himalayan students know DOZENS of folktales! Slide 19 What are our texts? Oral Tradition Memorized Stories Slide 20 What are our texts? The Students Memories Songs! Songs! Students sing one in Tibetan Teacher sings one in English Learn to Sing Each Others Songs! Learn to Sing Each Others Songs! Slide 21 Class Materials? Realia: Khukuris Knives & scythes Talk about: Talk about: Cutting animal feed Cooking Harvesting grains Carpentry House-building Shearing yak & sheep Slide 22 Class Materials? Realia: Butter-Churn Chang Talk about how to make: Talk about how to make: Salt-Butter tea Barley Beer Rice Beer Wheat Beer How Girls Learn to Cook Slide 23 Class Materials? Realia: In the Gompa Talk about: Talk about: Colors Room parts: floor, ceiling, wall Furniture: shelves, tables Slide 24 Class Materials? Current Events = New Vocabulary Eye Camp 3 days away Eye Camp 3 days away Talk about: Talk about: Eyes Cataracts Blindness Doctors Surgery Health-care Slide 25 Class Materials? Current Events = New Vocabulary Mani Rimdu morality play Mani Rimdu morality play Talk about: Talk about: Demons Protectors Big Lamas Guru Rinpoche Sherpa Stories Slide 26 Materials to Talk About? Realia: They Walk thru Town Yak & Sheep Yak & Sheep Talk about: Talk about: Where to graze What they eat Dairy milk, butter, cheese How to shear their wool How to tame a wild yak Slide 27 Class Materials? Realia: Hitched Out Front Pack Animals Pack Animals Talk about: Talk about: Load size? What altitude? Slide 28 Class Materials? Assessment: Find A Tourist A fun test to do in the Village: Waylay a Tourist Waylay a Tourist Teacher requests Tourist to ask a polite English question: Where can I drink tea? See if students can answer in English! (or if they get scared & run away!) Slide 29 Will this Tourist help set up our Test? Slide 30 Slide 31 How about this one? Slide 32 Well OK Just ask this one! Slide 33 Tashi Delek! Slide 34 Resources: www.tnp.org www.tnp.orgwww.tnp.org - Seattle & Dharamsala - Seattle & Dharamsala www.jamyang.org www.jamyang.orgwww.jamyang.org - San Diego & Zanskar / Spiti (Ladakh) - San Diego & Zanskar / Spiti (Ladakh) Slide 35 Om Mani Peme Hung