Cross-cultural Awareness (CCA)
We believe that teachers can be successful with foreign students, especially in a foreign country, only after they have had some preparation in cross-cultural awareness. Therefore, in addition to the academic areas mentioned in the program, we have developed a module on cross-cultural awareness which will not only help you to understand the global village we live in, but also teaches you to prosper in a foreign country with foreign students. This module includes:
• The world we live in
• Exploring your own cultural identity
• Personal cultural values and beliefs
• Learning about another culture: how cultures differ
• Stereotypes and the consequences
• Culture shock
• Adapting to your new culture
Besides formal sessions in these areas, you will be getting to know participants from a variety of countries, as well as groups of aspiring Ecuadorian students.
You can always extend your stay in Ecuador to study Spanish
and learn more about Ecuadorian culture.
What participants have said about CCA...
"The cross-cultural awareness section was especially
interesting because it is vital to someone who is interested
in going to other countries."
"The TEFL/TESL/CCA™ Certificate Program creates the appropriate ambiance to share teaching experiences from trainers and colleagues in a cross-cultural basis, which makes it more valuable."