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  • Unit 15 Salvation Langston Hughes Langston Hughes
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  • Teaching Objectives Part I 1 To have an acquaintance with the text- related cultural background, including the author, Christianity, Salvation, Sin, etc.; 2 To have a general undertanding of the text; 3)To analyze the language features o f the text
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  • Teaching Objectives Part II 4 A brief review 5) To analyze the text s progression/organization (deductive method) ; 6 To know about the construction of meanings ; 7) To cultivate students awareness of perspectives and cultural comparison/contrast;
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  • Teaching Objectives Part III 8) Presentation: To enhance students English performance, help uplift their skills for public speaking, and broaden their thinking. 9 Exercises: To mend, enhance, refine and streamline. 10) Extra Materials: To broaden students scope of knowledge and vision so as to help promote their humanistic making and creativity.
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  • Part I (2 sessions) Session 1 1. Lead-up: Salvation: A brief introduction 1.1. About the Wtriter: Langston Hughes Langston Hughes (1902-1967), was, still is, and will always be a well-remembered modern American black poet and writer for his poetic talents and passion, his merry and rhythmical style, his bold divergence form traditional poetry, his compassion for the poor and the underprivileged, and his depiction of the life of black Americans. Langston Hughes (1902-1967), was, still is, and will always be a well-remembered modern American black poet and writer for his poetic talents and passion, his merry and rhythmical style, his bold divergence form traditional poetry, his compassion for the poor and the underprivileged, and his depiction of the life of black Americans.
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  • Session 1 Dreams: One of the much sought-after poems in China by Langston Hughes. Hold fast to dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly That cannot fly Hold fast to dreams Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go For when dreams go Life is a barren field Life is a barren field Frozen with snow Frozen with snow (two stanzas from the poem.) (two stanzas from the poem.)
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  • Session 1 1.2. About God and Jesus Christ God: the Creator/the First Cause/ Our Maker (creation); The Almighty/omnipotent, the Most High, One above, Supreme being, the Everlasting, Judge, Providence, etc. God: the Creator/the First Cause/ Our Maker (creation); The Almighty/omnipotent, the Most High, One above, Supreme being, the Everlasting, Judge, Providence, etc. Jesus: the man of sorrows, prince of peace, beloved/only begotten son, the Carpenter s son, Christ, the Good/Great shepherd. Jesus: the man of sorrows, prince of peace, beloved/only begotten son, the Carpenter s son, Christ, the Good/Great shepherd.
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  • Session 1 1.3. About the Bible (Christianity) 1) The title of the text: 1) The title of the text: Salvation savior--- Jesus/God Salvation savior--- Jesus/God original sin: A Core Concept in Christianity original sin: A Core Concept in Christianity 2) The Bible:A cultural cornerstone 2) The Bible:A cultural cornerstone
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  • Session 1 1.4 About the Text A guess 1.5 Text Study(the first 2 or 3 paragraphs Words and expressions in focus) Salvation Salvation Save from Save from Revival Revival Preach Preach Hardened Hardened By leaps and bounds By leaps and bounds
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  • Session 2 2.Text Study 2.1 Text Study and Language Points in Focus fold, escort, mourner, rhythmical, sermon, leave out, fold, escort, mourner, rhythmical, sermon, leave out, be left out in the cold, hold out, braid, prayer, altar, be left out in the cold, hold out, braid, prayer, altar, deacon, swirl, congregation, mighty, wail, serenely, sob, deacon, swirl, congregation, mighty, wail, serenely, sob, hold up, grin, take one s name in vain, break into, hold up, grin, take one s name in vain, break into, rejoice, quiet down, punctuate, ecstatic, bless, joyous rejoice, quiet down, punctuate, ecstatic, bless, joyous
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  • Session 2 2.2 An appreciation of the beauties and subtleties of some words P1. Beginning of the story: Sin, revival, preaching, hardened, fold (Metaphorical use: cross, lamb, shepherd, take shelter/refuge, light, salt ), escort, etc. P1. Beginning of the story: Sin, revival, preaching, hardened, fold (Metaphorical use: cross, lamb, shepherd, take shelter/refuge, light, salt ), escort, etc. P2. inside, See(image), hear (the call, voice), feel (tenderness, love, care, presence) P2. inside, See(image), hear (the call, voice), feel (tenderness, love, care, presence) P3. rhythmical sermon. Young lambs: need protection and comfort. Aestheticization of religion. Allusion: Ninety and nine safe in the fold. P3. rhythmical sermon. Young lambs: need protection and comfort. Aestheticization of religion. Allusion: Ninety and nine safe in the fold.
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  • Session 2 P5. See (stubborn and lovely) P5. See (stubborn and lovely) P7---P12. congregation, serenely, waiting, lying in the temple, So I got up P7---P12. congregation, serenely, waiting, lying in the temple, So I got up P13. the congregation s reaction: a big irony P13. the congregation s reaction: a big irony P14. Quieted down hush, ecstatic Amen Amen: a symbol, a call: ! P14. Quieted down hush, ecstatic Amen Amen: a symbol, a call: !
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  • Session 2 P15. Causes for Cry: P15. Causes for Cry: 1) couldn t bear to tell her that I had lied: care and consideration; 1) couldn t bear to tell her that I had lied: care and consideration; 2) deceived everybody: honesty; 2) deceived everybody: honesty; 3) hadn t seen Jesus: disappointment, emptiness and honesty 3) hadn t seen Jesus: disappointment, emptiness and honesty 4) didn t believe in God any more : rationalism, sign of growing : An analysis 4) didn t believe in God any more : rationalism, sign of growing : An analysis
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  • Session 2 2.3 Language features of the text : brainstorming APP. Language features of the Bible: simple, Easily comprehensible, non- theoretical, imagistic, metaphorical, rhythmical, incomplete sentences (in some cases), mysterious APP. Language features of the Bible: simple, Easily comprehensible, non- theoretical, imagistic, metaphorical, rhythmical, incomplete sentences (in some cases), mysterious
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  • Session 2 2.4 Text Summary (1 or 2 students to be invited) (1 or 2 students to be invited) * Your understanding of the author s being saved. * Your understanding of the author s being saved. **A lovely stubborn boy, **A lovely stubborn boy, A well-intended rivival, A well-intended rivival, A long waiting for Jesus, A long waiting for Jesus, A disillusion and an awakening. A disillusion and an awakening. (The end of session1-2) (The end of session1-2)
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  • Part II (Session 3) Teaching Objectives Part II (Session 3) Teaching Objectives 1 A brief review 2 To know about the construction of meanings ; 3) To analyze the role of environmental elements in English and Chinese writings; 4) To trace the text s progression/organization (deductive method) ; 5) And to cultivate our consciousness of perspectives and cultural comparison/contrast.
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  • A General Review :Session 3 1. A General Review 1. A General Review *Langston Hughes: Dreams : A Reading-aloud *Langston Hughes: Dreams : A Reading-aloud Hold fast to dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly That cannot fly Hold fast to dreams Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go For when dreams go Life is a barren field Life is a barren field Frozen with snow (two stanzas from the peom) Frozen with snow (two stanzas from the peom)
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  • Session 3 *Text Summary *Text Summary *Why did the author cry ? *Why did the author cry ? *how to interpret Salvation as in the text? *how to interpret Salvation as in the text? *In Still I kept waiting to see Jesus , which word should be specially stressed? And what does it convey? *In Still I kept waiting to see Jesus , which word should be specially stressed? And what does it convey? *How to interpret Ninety and nine safe in the fold ? *How to interpret Ninety and nine safe in the fold ? (To meaning construction ) (To meaning construction )
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  • Session 3 2. Construction of Meanings: 2. Construction of Meanings: ** light; lamb; fold: (symbols, images, icons) ** light; lamb; fold: (symbols, images, icons) ** Zhu and Liang the sublime/masculine vs. the beautiful/feminine: (typical images/icons in classical Chinese peotry) the sublime/masculine vs. the beautiful/feminine: (typical images/icons in classical Chinese peotry) ** Bian( ) . (to generalization) (to generalization)
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  • Session 3 Generalization: The word, especially the culturally loaded one, or the one that is patient of several interpretations, doesn t exit there in isolation or for no reason. The construction of its meaning is dependent to a certain degree on previous/influential/typical texts regarding the word. (light, lamb and fold must be understood metaphorically and symbolically from the Christian perspecive as shown in the Holy Scripture. ) The word, especially the culturally loaded one, or the one that is patient of several interp