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5: Rooted in Culture

Introduction
Before You Watch
Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic
Put it Into Practice
Action Research Project
Reflect on Your Learning

Resources
Library Video Chart
Printouts
Assignments
I think the fruits of exploring [the appropriate ways to interact with native speakers] helps to lead the individual not only to learn more about the target language and its culture, but, through comparisons and reflection and introspection, to discover more about one's own language and one's own culture.

- Alvino Fantini, School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont


Learning Goals

What is the importance of integrating culture into the study of a foreign language? In this session, you'll review relevant research, observe video discussions and classroom examples, and do a culminating activity on integrating culture into your lessons. At the end of this session, you will better understand how to:
  • use the Standards framework of products, practices, and perspectives to analyze culture in the context of the foreign language;
  • help students begin to think about cultural perspectives in both the target culture and their own culture; and
  • integrate the teaching of cultural concepts into the context of foreign language instruction.

Key Terms

intercultural competence
Knowledge, Attitude, Skill, Awareness (KASA)




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Examine the Topic | Put It Into Practice | Action Research Project | Reflect on Your Learning
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