A little presentation by the South-Africans.


Their culture - Xhosa culture.

Friday in communication and culture class.

Last friday we spent our communication and culture class with the South-Africans.
Øystein told us to find differences and things we have in common with the South-Africans.
Here are the results:

Differences:
1. They stand up when the teacher comes in the class room
2. They have uniforms
3. Short break at 10 o clock, and long break 12 o clock
4. They can not talk in the telephone at school, because then the principle takes the telephone and you get your cell phone back in the end of the year
5. They do not get free fruit
6.  They do not use computers at the school
7. They can have extra classes on Saturdays and Sundays
8. They do not have a libary
10. Number of teachers, we have many and they have few
11. They have an assembly before class
12. We have many classrooms, and they have few
13. The South-Africans pupils do not switch rooms
14. They have a vegetable garden
14. They do not have indoor sports
15. They have toilets outdoor 
16. They Call their teacher by last name
17. We have a big cafeteria
18. They can have 50 students in one class
19. We use make up at school
20. We have a school nurse
21. They are not allowed to hold hands or kiss in school
22. We eat in class

Similarities:
1. We both have teachers
2. Same number of students at the school
3. Same type of class-room educationn
4. Breaks
5. Both can buy some type of food
6. Computer rooms
7. We both do sports
9. Homework
10. We both have students using the school bus
11. Both starts at 8 o clock
12. English class
13. Students smoke outside the school premises
14. Textbooks
15. Both have teenage pregnancy
16. Blackboards
17. TVs
18. Theatre groups
19. Some of our teachers also locks the door when the students come late to class

Some pictures from the class:

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Benedicte is filming Andreas when he explains what a stereotype is.

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Karoline, Henrikke, Xolisile and Jenny listening to Øystein.

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Øystein, are you trying to fly away? (Check his hands)

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Fredrik, Aili and Dina.

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Kayakazi and Lelethu.

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The South-Africans tells us about their culture - Xhosa culture.

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Discussion about culture.

Some words my group learned:
Norwegian,  English, Xhosa
Hei,  Hey,  Molo
Hade,  Bye,   hambakakuhle
Gutt,  Boy, Inkwenkwe
Jente, Girl, Intombi
Mat, Food, Ukutya
God natt, Good night, Ulale kamnandi
Hvordan går det,  How are you, Unjani
Folk, People,  Abantu
Bok,  Book, Incwadi
Jeg elsker deg, I love you, Ndiyakuthanda
Klær,  Clothes,  Impahla
Ja, Yes, Ewe
Nei, No, Hayi
Jeg vet ikke,  I do not know, Andiyazi
Mitt navn er,  My name is,  Ingama lam ndingu

Visiting Fredrikstad

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Sabelo and Kwindla in Fredrikstad.

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Kwindla is not so sure if this is the safest form of transport.

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Sabelo's medieval punishment!

The first meeting

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The principle Bente Lis meets the visitors with Øystein.

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By the breakfast table.

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Lelethu is trying to learn Reidun how they shake hands.

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Fredrik and Asemahle in the cafeteria.

Last Tuesday we met the students and teachers from South-Africa. The visitors are two female students named Lelethu and Kayakazi, two male students named Xolisile and Asemahle, and their teachers Sabelo and Kwindla. 
Me and my fellow students from the communication and culture class ate breakfast with the visitors in the cafeteria at our school. We served a typical Norwegian breakfast with: brown cheese, yellow cheese, fruit, bread, milk, juice, coffee, tea, butter, ham and more.

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The South-Africans had their first meeting with the famous norwegian brown cheese, made of goat milk.
I think the cheese got bad reviews, and some even tried both brown cheese and yellow cheese at the same time on their bread. We normally do not mix them together, but how could they know? So I understand if someone thought it tasted badly. A new thing we learned was that they always use sugar or milk in their coffee, but here in Norway we normally drink it blank, without anything.

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The students found the idea of having breakfast at school very appealing.  

After the breakfast we went up to the classroom. Then we played a new type of bingo, planed by the breakfast-group.
It was a good way of learning more about each other. Because we had to discuss things like favorite fruit, birthday-month, after school activities, favorite music, favorite movie, cooking skills and more.  

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The communication and culture class thinking about big questions.

The winners of the bingo got a milk chocolate. My group won, but we gave away our price to the South-Africans, because we wanted them to taste the good chocolate we have here in Norway. 

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The chocolate "Melkerull" became very popular.

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"Melkerull" - A little part of the Norwegian culture.

Four days left

Tuesday morning we are going to eat breakfast with the students and teachers from South-Africa in the cafeteria at our school. We are looking forward to getting to know the visitors, and learning more about them. It is going to be exiting to see how our cultures will go together. Even though we think this will be funny, some of us are nervous, because we have to talk English, but I am sure it will all be fine.

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A typical norwegian breakfast. 
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