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Using Realia & Environmental Assets:. EFL for Himalayan Buddhist Nuns. Where in the World Are these Nuns?. Why English ?. H.H. Dalai Lama says Its All Good: Refugee Survival Sacred Teachings Global Justice. Intl English Opens the Way to:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Using Realia & Environmental Assets:EFL for Himalayan Buddhist Nuns

  • Where in the World Are these Nuns?

  • Why English?H.H. Dalai Lama says Its All Good:

    Refugee SurvivalSacred TeachingsGlobal Justice

  • Handicraft Sales: jewelry, weavings, etc.Tourism $$Intl volunteersIntl donation $$World Buddhist network Intl English Opens the Way to:

  • ESP Targets for NunsTourismSchool TeacherHandicraftsNurse-MidwifePolitical Action

  • Where the Convents Are:No Next-Day Deliveries In Spiti, Himachal Pradesh (India)

  • Ladakh

  • NepalNear Mt. EverestLovely in summer-autumnFREEZING in winter!

  • Pema Cho Ling Summer-time

  • Deboche-Tengboche (Nepal)Winter-timeHimal = SnowLaya = Land

  • Jungle MonasteriesIndia, BhutanHot & SteamyBuilt in CavesSnakes, Spiders, ScorpionsBooks CrumbleInk RunsChalk Dissolves

  • Himalayan Realia & Environmental AssetsNo classroom Where is the space?No paper or pens How to write?No books What texts?No materials What to talk about?

  • Where is the learning space?Monastery GroundsSpace is cramped insideMost EFL happens outsideTeacher keeps this space centered

  • How to write?On the hillside, in the courtyardABCs In dirt, with sticksIn mud, with fingersIn snow, with sticksOn riverbank, with pebbles

  • What are our texts? The Teachers MemoryFairy Tales! CinderellaSnow WhiteHansel & GretelYour Childhood Favorites

  • What are our texts? The Teachers MemorySongs with Movement!Farmer in the DellHokey PokeyYour Childhood Favorites

  • What are our texts? The Teachers MemoryPoems with RhythmOne Fish Two FishA.A. MilneLimericksYour Childhood Favorites

  • What are our texts? The Students MemoriesFolktales can be acted out in simple wordsHimalayan students know DOZENS of folktales!

  • What are our texts? Oral Tradition Memorized Stories

  • What are our texts? The Students MemoriesSongs!Students sing one in TibetanTeacher sings one in EnglishLearn to Sing Each Others Songs!

  • Class Materials? Realia: KhukurisKnives & scythesTalk about:Cutting animal feedCookingHarvesting grainsCarpentryHouse-buildingShearing yak & sheep

  • Class Materials? Realia: Butter-Churn ChangTalk about how to make:Salt-Butter teaBarley BeerRice BeerWheat BeerHow Girls Learn to Cook

  • Class Materials? Realia: In the Gompa Talk about:ColorsRoom parts: floor, ceiling, wallFurniture: shelves, tables

  • Class Materials? Current Events = New VocabularyEye Camp 3 days away Talk about:EyesCataractsBlindnessDoctorsSurgeryHealth-care

  • Class Materials? Current Events = New VocabularyMani Rimdu morality play Talk about:DemonsProtectorsBig LamasGuru RinpocheSherpa Stories

  • Materials to Talk About? Realia: They Walk thru TownYak & SheepTalk about:Where to grazeWhat they eatDairy milk, butter, cheeseHow to shear their woolHow to tame a wild yak

  • Class Materials? Realia: Hitched Out FrontPack AnimalsTalk about:Load size?What altitude?

  • Class Materials? Assessment: Find A TouristA fun test to do in the Village:Waylay a TouristTeacher requests Tourist to ask a polite English question: Where can I drink tea?See if students can answer in English!(or if they get scared & run away!)

  • Will this Tourist help set up our Test?

  • Will this Tourist help set up our Test?

  • How about this one?

  • Well OK Just ask this one!

  • Tashi Delek!

  • Resources: www.tnp.org - Seattle & Dharamsala www.jamyang.org - San Diego & Zanskar / Spiti (Ladakh)

  • Om Mani Peme Hung