This poem summarizes my presentation at TESOL Convention 2013
World Cultures Within Kids’ Reach
Dear language teacher, Young learners are known for malleability And zeal to quench their curiosity So as to grasp life aspects and any novelty Why not seize such a golden opportunity And make their future free from hostility?
Dear language teacher, It is mainly your responsibility To offer young learners the immunity To stereotypes, prejudice and bigotry By exposing them to a selected variety Of other people’s culture and society
Dear language teacher, Enrich every class with an extra activity About cultural aspects of a different community Be careful! Select your items with sincerity And mind those concealing duplicity To avoid any backfire or tendency to animosity
Dear language teacher, When it comes to techniques and methodology Do some readings to broaden your creativity Then adjust them to match learner specificity Make use of twenty-first century technology To manage motivating hands-on activity