Good morning class! what a classic way to start 🙂
This post has no purpose, no meaning at all, is just a quick story. It is very post-modern if you wish, without any claim to be ethical, instructive, or even care about punctuation …,,, ; ; ;
The Media, Language & Communication Dep was the perfect place to explore a lesson with a South African – swedish married – lived in USA and a Swedish student (who speaks mandarin and french) and a Italian guy – korean married.
We introduced ourselves, and after my “Ciao mi chiamo Paolo, vengo dall’Italia“, I was greeted with a warm “Hello Mr.Ciao”
I judged that it would be easy to spot my name in the italian sentence, but it wasn’t. Not really, Mr. Ciao!
First topic we handle was gender-related.
How do you interact with objects? Sounds silly maybe, but it can be interesting when you discover new cultures. In fact, I tried to explain that even tough we have the english concept of it, we still relate to objects as if they are either masculine or feminine. Why so? I don’t know, but in my textbook was never a issue. And I studied from him for many years. Oops, is it a masculine-gender object, your textbook?