Diane Asitimbay
Author of What's Up America?

Contact Us:
dasitimbay@cox.net

Culturelink  Press
P.O. Box 3538
San Diego, CA  92163
Phone: (619)-501-9873
(6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)
Fax: (619)-501-1369
(24 hours a day)

Workshops & Seminars

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    Culture Smart Workshops

Staff development workshops that add a whole new cultural dimension to your faculty/student dynamics.

Partial list of clients for Relocation Trainings/Culture Smart Workshops:

Cultural Awareness International
IOR Global Services
Berlitz Cultural Consulting
Language Studies International
CATESOL State Conference Participants

Testimonial:

"A terrific workshop.  Diane is an excellent presenter, and the materials are a great resource for my teachers. I really enjoyed hearing the differing perspectives of my staff as we addressed our students' needs.  There was a lot of room for input as we shared our ideas and effective teaching methods for the classroom."
--Rachel Ishiguro
Director of Studies
Language Studies International


 

 

1. The Culture ToolKit

      For: Educators who want to develop their cultural awareness of their diverse student populations.

                        The Culture Toolkit Workshop Agenda:

     
  • To identify cultural barriers to communication with your ESL students, teachers will create and role-play Cultural Clash Dialogues in this workshop.
  • Participants are encouraged to share in an open, honest discussion about challenging issues currently taking shape in our culturally diverse classrooms.  
  • Teachers will take a Cultural Savvy Quiz to develop awareness of the cultural maps students bring with them to the classroom.
  • Understanding the non-verbal communication of various student populations.
      • Understanding culturally-diverse Names & Accents

 

 

2. The Teacher Toolkit

        For: Teachers who want practical tips for successfully managing a multi-cultural classroom.

                        The Teacher Toolkit Workshop Agenda:

     
  • To identify cultural barriers to communication with your ESL students, teachers will create and role-play Cultural Clash Dialogues in this workshop.
  • Find out how to pair and group students for maximum participation.
  • Manage students who are latecomers or early arrivals. 
  • Build confidence in your students through practical techniques. 
  • How to learn foreign students’ names quickly.
  • Teachers will be provided with a workbook that lists useful websites and a book list to enrich our lesson plans with a global awareness

**Customized workshops for target student populations


3. The U.S. Baggage Claim


        For: Those who want to gain insight into how their U.S. cultural values affect teaching in a culturally-diverse classroom.

                  The U.S. Baggage Claim Workshop Agenda:

  • Personal identity will be examined.
  • Racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual identity in the U.S. will be discussed
  • Government categories and politically correct words will be discussed. 
  • Uncover cultural assumptions and U.S. values by using Cultural Artifacts. 
  • Understanding how our non-verbal communication affects our diverse student populations. 
        • This workshop will inspire attitudes of respect and understanding for cultural differences and similarities.

 


 


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