Instructions

 

 

 

Task 1 explores the linguisitic and cultural landscape of the university where EAP students go to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a quiz to activate any prior knowledge students have about linguistic and cultural diversity in Canada and in Toronto. Answers to these questions are in the next slide.

Suggested time: 2 minutes 

 

 

 

 

 

Go over the answers with students. You may ask them if these answers confirm what they had in mind.

Suggested time: 2 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some students might want to know whether their first language is one of the languages most spoken in Canada. If this is the case among your students, you may visit Statistics Canada website. 

Suggested time: 5 minutes

 

 

 

 

The 3 topics are aimed at reinforcing the idea that learning English and “mainstream” Canadian culture are important, but learning about other languages and cultures can be helpful, too, especially in a multilingual and multicultural society such as Canada. 

Suggested time: 1 minute

 

 

You can get students to reflect on each one of these items and write down some ideas in their notebook. You, the instructor, can also participate by talking about your linguistic and cultural identity. 

Suggested time: 10 minutes

 

 

 

 

Students work in groups of 3 or 4. Give each one about 2 minutes to share their stories. When everyone has delivered their monologue, ask them to reflect on the last topic. Later, they may share some ideas with the whole class.

Suggested time:10 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

This is the end of task 1. For a copy of this task, download the PDF document below.