Tuesday, September 28, 2010
who are you, teacher? Getting to know you
The Getting to Know You, Getting to Know Me (click Game)
Jot down quick questions about these words that describe me and my life.
2. ENGLAND, POLAND
3. MARRIED, TWO
4. TRANSLATOR, BARMAN, SPORTS COACH
5. FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT
6. FAR-EAST STUDIES (WEBPAGE)
7. history of the gypsies, jews
9. Ljubljana, Montreal, Meknes
11. falafel, pekin duck
12. Pillars of the earth, A brave, new world
13. philoxenias (φιλο + ξενίας ; NOT xenophobic)
= hospitality, philo= to like xenia (foreign things)
(see here an entry on philoxenia)
Jot down quick notes on words that describe you and your life.
1- WHAT IS YOUR province of birth? WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
2- WHAT countries DID YOU live in?
3- WHAT IS YOUR marital status? HAVE YOU GOT CHILDREN?
4- WHAT WERE YOUR/ CAN YOU NAME THREE previous jobs?
5- DO YOU HAVE a job you dream(ed) of having?
6- DO YOU HAVE other degree(s)/ studies / further qualifications?
7- WHAT ARE YOUR hobbies and interests?
8- CAN YOU TELL US Y'R fave website?
9- WHAT ARE THE CITIES you’ve been on holiday?
10- how long you’ve been teaching (number)
11- COULD YOU WRITE SOME OF Y'R fave exotic food?
12- What are y'r fave novel(s)?
13.1 - IS THERE ANYTHING unusual about you & you want to share?
13.2- WHAT IS YOUR fave English word?
Philoxenia> A radical approach to friendship is a discourse of friendship that, according to Gandhi, finds its existence through philoxenia, “a love for guests, strangers, and foreigners.” Ghandi continues that “philoxenic solidarities are .. emotionally risky.