Our 2nd Presentation Topic: Language & Culture Due: 20th & 21st of October Length: 4-5 minutes EACH person Groups: Pairs only** (not the same pairs as the 1st presentation) Visual Aid? Yes! PowerPoint presentation, Prezi, and visually pleasing paper handouts are acceptable. DO NOT USE: Movie clips, music, or YouTube, etc. There’s just not enough time! I want to hear you speak! Think and talk about the following quotes. What do they mean? Do you agree or disagree? Consider your own experience with learning a second language, and your experience studying your first language. Do you think it’s possible to learn a language without learning about its culture? “Not everyone who knows how to write can be a writer. Not everyone who knows two languages can be a translator.” - Nataly Kelley, author “Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” - Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” - Rita Mae Brown, author “Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, writer/poet/statesman “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” - Charlemagne, aka King Charles I (768-814 a.d.) Possible Topics: Language & Culture in Music Storytelling & Cultural Values Myths/Legends of your culture The Language Classroom Compare/Contrast English Lang/Culture & your First Language/Culture History of your Lang/Culture How to Learn your First Language Globalization & Language Watch a TED Talk for Inspiration-- Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!, John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!! Choose a speaking partner that you have not worked with before. Come up with a topic that is related to Language & Culture (you may use the quotes above for inspiration). Partner’s Name: Chosen Topic: Agree on a time to meet in the library to research your topic:________________________ **For the 3rd presentation, you must work with a new partner!