My advanced conversation course has come to an end. The focus of this course was current events & culture in the context of globalization. We explored the concepts of cultural domains, imperialism, human rights, separation of church & state, and of course relevant current events from world news. It was awesome! It was fun to have conversations involving academic English. Additionally, students learned how to write a classical argument, engage in debate, write and EXSUM, and give a military-style briefing. I also taught a Turkish family this week. It is ALWAYS a delight and a pleasure to be a guest in a Turkish home. My advanced conversation course will resume in late february where we will focus on the cultural concepts of truth, goodness, beauty, justice, equality, and liberty. Can't wait.
|Red lentil kofta (on the right)|
|Turkish Baby Salim|
|We had a small lesson on the names of the fruit on the table. Tiny man!|