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.

Top stories

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


18. jún
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18. jún
The Umbrella March is held in Bratislava this Sunday, June 20, 2021.

A record set by Luis Suarez has been broken in Slovakia

Read other interesting stories from this week in the roundup.


18. jún
A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún