“English as a Global Language” has brought some changes for the ELT context worldwide. Global issues have raised the need for people to be able to communicate effectively in English with the most diverse community of English speakers around the world. Thus, awareness of this cultural diversity and being able to work within such diversity is of vital importance for the formation of international communicators of English. As teachers of English, we need to bring this diversity into our classrooms in order to promote Intercultural Awareness among teachers and students.

The concept of Intercultural Awareness is not new and has been receiving particular attention in the ELT field worldwide. Current materials which work on these lines of study are Portfolio Series, Straightforward and People Like Us by Macmillan and Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Activities and Global Issues published by Oxford University Press. However, Latin America ELT lacks of classroom activities to deal with issues of interculturality with its own perspective. Thus, this Resource Pack contains lesson plans based on ethnographic study to promote inter and intra cultural awareness for students and teachers of English.

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