From Sterereotypes to Communication Styles: Cross-Cultural Issues in the ESL Classroom

By Sandra Lopez-Rocha.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper addresses the issues of cross-cultural conflict in the ESL classroom, involving stereotypes, cultural tendencies, attitudes and values, and differences in styles of communication.

Keywords: Cross-cultural Awareness, Cross-cultural Conflict, Cultural Differences, ESL and Diversity, Teacher Training

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp.51-60. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 845.451KB).

Dr. Sandra Lopez-Rocha

Dr. Sandra López-Rocha has worked as an intercultural trainer with various cultural groups including Egyptian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, American, and Latin American. She has taught ESOL and Spanish in various colleges and universities. She developed and implemented programs for ESL/EFL/ESOL teachers and has conducted research focused on aspects of cultural anthropology and education; Dr. López-Rocha has also served as an international student advisor in academic and cultural matters.

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