IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(1): 20-24 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.5

Cultural Attributes of Students to Make Student-Centered Approach Successful

Olga A. Filatova
Abstract—Student-centered approach to teaching and flipped classrooms have recently become a focus of on-going teaching discussion. They are powerful tools in helping students to develop their language and interpersonal communication skills, promote cooperation, academic curiosity, responsibility, and active and deep learning. We will focus on student attributes specific to culture that should be taken into consideration when teaching students native of different areas namely from Arabic, Asian and South American and Eastern European countries when teaching in a student centered classroom. Although the examples are from teaching English as a second or foreign language to students of above mentioned nationalities in an Intensive English Language program at an American University setting, the author believes that general principles can be applied to teaching other disciplines to international students.

Index Terms—Attributes specific to cultures, independent work, project learning, student centered learning.

Olga A. Filatova was with Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 41099, USA. She is now with American English and Culture Program and the Department of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 450056, USA (e-mail: filatoo@miamioh.edu).

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Cite:Olga A. Filatova, "Cultural Attributes of Students to Make Student-Centered Approach Successful," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 20-24, 2015.

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