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  1. Not just for study abroad

    Collections | 18 Jan 2022 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    We have been using the Amazing Race in Study Abroad support courses for many years at Purdue, but I think it has applications to the language classroom as well. You would just need to adapt...

  2. Great video to develop Openness

    Collections | 18 Jan 2022 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    One of my favorite media activities uses the TED talk "The Danger of a Single Story". It is highly engaging and can be used to inspire openness to multiple narratives and perspectives....

  3. What It Means to be a Global Citizen

    Collections | 06 Jul 2021 | Posted by Niall A Peach

    Watching this video enables participants to explain the meaning of the terms: global citizenship, cosmopolitan and difference and discuss how difference matters in today's society and in their...

  4. Language Constructs Enemies

    Collections | 03 Nov 2020 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    Here's another one for TESOL teacher in training. It uses concrete examples and an inductive approach to critique the language often used in US media and other discourses to describe other...

  5. YouTube Ethnography Project

    Collections | 03 Apr 2020 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    While it was originally designed for study abroad pre-departure courses, Anthony Ogden's YouTube Ethnography Project is easily adaptable to a COIL context. Here is what I would do:  1....

  6. Prepping English-speakers for English-medium interactions with non-native speakers

    Collections | 10 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    Many COIL experiences use English as the medium of instruction, with a mix of native and non-native English speakers participating. In some cases, it's a good idea to prepare the native...

  7. More media possibilities - documentaries from Crossing Borders Education

    Collections | 07 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    There are several excellent recent documentaries from CBE that work well to prep students for intercultural interactions, helping them to develop more self-awareness, openness, and empathy. These...

  8. Looking for media to incorporate into COIL? I like "Danger of a Single Story"

    Collections | 07 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    This is a great short (<20 min) video to incorporate into a COIL course if you are trying to get students to complicate their understandings of the members of other groups as well as work on...

  9. Advertisements of Our Own

  10. Advertising and Marketing Across Cultures

  11. American Denial (Film)

  12. American Textures

  13. Avoiding Common Equity Detours (Webinar + Reflection Exercises)

  14. Becoming Self-Aware of American Culture Thru Hamilton

  15. Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

  16. Civil Discourse - Smarter Every Day

  17. Confrontation and Dialoguing

  18. Crossing Borders

  19. Cultivating Equitable Learning Opportunities for Students Experiencing Poverty (Webinar + Reflection)

  20. Danger of a Single Story

  21. Deconstructing the Social Media Video “KONY 2012" Activity

  22. Dialogue, The

  23. Different Perspectives: Bias and Assumptions During Interviews

  24. Ditching Deficit Ideology, Quitting Grit, Embracing Equity (Webinar + Reflection Exercise)

  25. Empathy not Sympathy

  26. Eye of the Storm, The & A Class Divided

  27. Farewell, The: Family & Cultural Difference

  28. Hidden America: An Intersectional Perspective

  29. How Advertising Breaks Down Stereotypes

  30. How Are We 'Supposed' To Be

  31. HSBC Cultural Differences Commercials

  32. Impact of Bias in Advertising, The

  33. Implicit Bias and Self-Regulation

  34. Incremental Process

  35. Language Constructs Enemies

  36. Language, Culture, and Perception: The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

  37. Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity (Webinar + Reflection Exercises)

  38. Man on Fire: A Texas Town and its Racist Roots

  39. Minimizing the Impact of Biases

  40. Radio Garden (free radio from around the world)

  41. Reading Ads with a Social Justice Lens

  42. Red Pill, The (documentary)

  43. Representation in Advertising

  44. Say My Name

  45. Selling Masculinity

  46. Showing More of Us

  47. Talking Back

  48. Things People Say (Common Stereotypes)

  49. Tradition and Identity in Whale Rider

  50. Understanding Empathy Through Jojo Rabbit

  51. What It Means to be a Global Citizen

  52. Where Are You From?

  53. Who Is There?