Pornsri Wright

Kanda University of International Studies

I have been teaching classes in Thai language and culture – including folk tales – at Kanda University of International Studies since 2002. Every year I enjoy taking first year students on a three-week study tour to Thailand. Seeing students start from zero and be able to acquire so much at the end always makes my day. ดีใจที่ได้สอนภาษาไทยและวัฒนธรรมไทยให้นักศึกษาญี่ปุ่น และวันที่มีความสุขที่สุดคือวันที่เห็นนักศึกษาเรียนจบและได้นำภาษาไทยและความรู้ต่างๆเกี่ยวกับเมืองไทยไปใช้ในอนาคตค่ะ


Story Telling in A1-A2 Across Languages and Cultures

The presentations in this forum will not only demonstrate how storytelling is handled in different languages and cultures but also how the same topic is taught (differently) in German, Spanish, and Thai language. ‘What to do about or where to put the elderly’ is the original and common theme which has been developed into storytelling. This topic is pressing in every culture but at the same time tackled quite differently. The difference is reflected in the respective languages and it will become apparent through the linguistic and intercultural aspects presented.