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June 19, 2011 2:35 AM Subscribe
This Friday, I have to give a one-hour lecture to a group of Chinese 14-year-olds about American culture and learning English. What should I teach?
posted by jweed to education (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This is part of an all-day introduction for students who are about to enter high school. They will be hearing from teachers in the different disciplines about what to expect from their high school courses. I am representing the English department, and I have no idea what to say. (As an American, I have also been asked to add some information about "American culture" to my presentation, which only makes things trickier.)
What activities, facts, examples, stories, etc. should I include in order to make this presentation a) not boring and b) at least mildly educational?