Topic: Multicultural Society (Exercise)

In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Understanding Context

Foreigners prefer international firmsForeigners prefer international firms (Source: Gabriel Kuchta)

This exercise is prepared by the Leaf Academy. It is part of the Spectator College programme and it is linked to the articles: Foreigners prefer international firms and Most foreign doctors are among general practitioners.

CONTENT
EXERCISE 1: Foreigners prefer international firms
EXERCISE 2: Most foreign doctors are among general practitioners

EXERCISE 1 is linked to the article: Foreigners prefer international firms

Lesson Objectives
-Read text and demonstrate understanding (comprehension, analysis, connection, and transfer)
-Analyze argument
-Respond to argument and work with evidence

1. Read article (10 minutes)

  • Underline any words you do not recognize or understand.

2. Understanding: (5 minutes)

  • Have each student share word(s) they don’t know and define them.

3. Summarize/Monitor Understanding (10 minutes)

  • Have students identify the author’s main points in the article.
    • Why do people move to Slovakia?
    • What are the challenges for non-Slovaks?

4. Focused Free Write: (5 minutes writing, 5 minute discussion)

  • Prompt: “Slovaks are still very closed to foreigners.” And :I arrived with no expectations but was happy to discover very friendly people and a beautiful country.” Which of these tow quotes do you believe better represents Slovakia?
  • Explain why and use evidence from the text.
  • Have students share what they have written.

5. Discussion (10 minutes)

  • Where do students agree? Disagree?
  • Summarize key points.

EXERCISE 2 linked to the article Most foreign doctors are among general practitioners

Lesson Objectives
-Read text and demonstrate understanding (comprehension, analysis, connection, and transfer)
-Analyze position
-Respond to argument and work with evidence

1. Read article (5 minutes)

  • Underline any words you do not recognize or understand.

2. Understanding: (5 minutes)

  • Have each student share word(s) they don’t know and define them.

3. Summarize/Monitor Understanding (10 minutes)

  • Have students identify the author’s main points in the article.
    • Why is there a need for foreign doctors?
    • Why do foreign doctors come to Slovakia?
    • What is the biggest challenge for foreign doctors?

4. Focused Free Write: (5 minutes writing, 5 minute discussion)

  • Prompt: When people need medical treatment their primary concern is if the doctor is qualified, not the doctor’s nationality. Agree or disagree and support it with evidence from text.
  • Have students share what they have written.

5. Discussion (15 minutes)

  • Find common views and dissenting views about foreign health workers in Slovakia.

This exercise is prepared by the Leaf Academy and it is part of the Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator.

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