Vpdo Quiz - Oman

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Vpdo Quiz - Oman - Quiz

Please complete this quiz after you have watched "Is CLS right for you? " (available here https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=gYUY8m2L-3I&feature=youtu. Be) as well as the recordings of the Webinar Part 1 (available here https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=Lg58cmGkuCU) and Webinar Part 2 (available here https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=m0GIdkpklqs). When you have completed the quiz, please download or take a screen shot of your certificate verifying that you've passed the quiz and email it to Marlene Davis and copy Alex Kohut.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much time will you have for independent research and/or coursework during the CLS Program?
    • A. 

      Students typically have plenty of time for research or coursework and are encouraged to pursue their own projects.

    • B. 

      That depends on the students and how much work and time they're willing to put in.

    • C. 

      The CLS is an intensive program and a large time commitment. There is little to no time for independent research or courseowork.

    • D. 

      That depends on the program site. Some students will have lots of extra time, others will not.

  • 2. 
    Students on the CLS Program come from very diverse backgrounds. What are some of the ways in which CLS students bring diversity to their group? Please select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Language Levels and Needs

    • B. 

      Ethnic and Racial Identity

    • C. 

      Institution type (Public, Private, two-year, four-year, Minority-Serving Institutions, Graduate, Undergraduate, Professional etc.)

    • D. 

      Field of Study

    • E. 

      Geographic Background (Different Regions of the US)

    • F. 

      Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    • G. 

      Religious Background

  • 3. 
    CLS brings top educators from the US to the host country in order to ensure that students get the quality and style of teaching that they're used to in classrooms in the US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What language(s) can you expect to hear during your time in Oman?
    • A. 

      Omani Dialect Only

    • B. 

      Either MSA or English

    • C. 

      Either MSA or Omani Dialect

    • D. 

      A mix of MSA, Omani dialect, Urdu and many other tribal languages from Afghanistan and Pakistan

  • 5. 
    What will your accommodations be during your time in Oman?
    • A. 

      Students will stay in a dormitory during the week and with host families on the weekend.

    • B. 

      Students will stay in a dormitory with local roommates for the duration of the program.

    • C. 

      Students will stay in a dormitory for the first half of the program and with host families for the second part of the program.

    • D. 

      Students will stay with host families for the duration of the program.

    • E. 

      Students will be put up in apartments with roommates from within the CLS group.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are true about the CLS academic program in Oman? Please check all that apply.
    • A. 

      You will be placed into groups according to the language level you indicated on your application.

    • B. 

      Male teachers may avoid eye-contact with female students out of respect.

    • C. 

      You should approach teachers directly regarding problems you're having in the classroom rather than bring them to the academic director or Resident Director (RD) first.

    • D. 

      The teachers are used to working with American students and apply American classroom cultural norms.

    • E. 

      The academic program is focused on activation and students' ability to consistently use and produce language correctly. Teachers will not introduce new material until students have mastered the topic at hand.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following applies to clothing during your time on the CLS Program in Oman? Please check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Neither Men nor Women should wear tank tops or shorts in public

    • B. 

      Sheer material is a good way to cover up and keep cool at the same time.

    • C. 

      Leggings should be reserved for exercise only.

    • D. 

      Though women are expected to wear long-sleeved, baggy shirts and long, loose pants/skirts, men often wear short sleeves and shorts.

    • E. 

      Dishdashas/abayas are a good way for students to keep cool.

  • 8. 
    What is the current situation concerning LGBTQ issues in Oman?
    • A. 

      Though Omanis tend to have more conservative feelings about gender and sexuality, the younger generation is much more accepting of individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

    • B. 

      Though consensual same-sex sexual relations are technically legal in Oman, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding LGBTQ identity in Oman and students should keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to share this part of their identity with Omanis.

    • C. 

      Though Omanis generally tend to have more conservative feelings about gender and sexuality, host families and teachers are used to working with Americans and therefore, are more accepting of alternative sexual identities.

    • D. 

      Consensual same-sex sexual relations are still criminalized in Oman and there remains considerable stigma associated with sexual minorities. Individuals who are open about their alternative sexual identity/ expression risk harassment or assault, and law enforcement may be unresponsive in these circumstances. It is recommended that LGBTQ students be judicious in deciding whether or not to share this information individuals. Students are encouraged to be careful in sharing this information even with host families.

  • 9. 
    Listening to music in Oman is a private activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is true about language partners for the CLS Oman program?
    • A. 

      Students's language partners are also members of their host family.

    • B. 

      Students will rotate language partners on a weekly basis.

    • C. 

      Students will be placed with language partners in mixed-gender pairings.

    • D. 

      There will be one language partner for every two students.

  • 11. 
    Please select all that will apply to your time during Ramadan.
    • A. 

      CLS students are expected to fast and participate in all Ramadan traditions with their host families.

    • B. 

      Students may choose to fast or not to fast.

    • C. 

      Students are welcome and encouraged to take part in Ramadan traditions, but are expected to attend all classes and program activities regardless. Students should keep in mind that, even though local schedules will adjust to accommodate Ramadan, classes and program activities will proceed as usual.

    • D. 

      Students who do not fast during Ramadan are free to eat and drink whenever and wherever they feel comfortable.

  • 12. 
    Students will have reliable wifi at the institute, in the dorm, and with their host families.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Students should maintain their primary insurance coverage (if they have it) for the duration of the CLS Program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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