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Cultural Awareness in the EFL Workplace: Balancing Globalization and Localization. CULI National Seminar 19/20 November 2012 Steven Graham Khon Kaen University International College. Introduction. The many faces of ELT Culture Hofstede Embree Komin Persons Discussion. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Cultural Awareness in the EFL Workplace: Balancing Globalization and Localization

Cultural Awareness in the EFL Workplace: Balancing Globalization and LocalizationCULI National Seminar 19/20 November 2012

Steven GrahamKhon Kaen University International CollegeIntroductionThe many faces of ELTCultureHofstedeEmbreeKominPersonsDiscussion

The Many Faces of ELTTeachingTeacher TrainingLecturingResearchLeadership and ManagementWritingPublishingPresident IATEFL Voices 229 November-December 2012CultureTilling the soil, cultivationTraining or refining of the mind, civilisationCollective ways of acting, thinking and feelingValues and practices

Hofstede (2008)

= responsibility

= something = given = don't = like

Something given to you that you don't like.

Hofstede (1980) (2001)Low or high power distanceIndividualism or collectivismMasculinity or femininityStrong or weak uncertainty avoidanceLong or short term orientation

Komin (1990)EgoGrateful relationshipSmooth interpersonal relationshipFlexibility and adjustmentReligio-psychical Education and competenceInterdependenceFun-pleasureAchievement-taskEmbree (1950)A loosely structured social systemIndividualistic behaviorTo tell a lie is praiseworthyChoeiInsecurity of propertyLack of qualified teachers and resourcesNeatnessSanukPersons (2008)NataKiatSaksiChuesiangBaramiPersons

DiscussionPeople are individualsAssimilation of culture over timeErosion of peripheral valuesCore values

DiscussionTask vs harmonyKraeng caiChoeiManagement trainingThe need for consultation and better lines of communication (Hoy 2009)

Cultural Awareness in the EFL Workplace: Balancing Globalization and LocalizationSteven GrahamKhon Kaen University International College

steven@kku.ac.th