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Integrating Culture

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Introduction to Wisconsin Standards
for Learning World Languages

Culture & Comparisons: Remember...

Consider the following questions in terms of your classroom experiences either teaching or observing in language learning classrooms.

  1. How and when is culture presented in the classroom?
  2. What opportunities are students given to make cross cultural comparisons?
  3. How are students assessed with respect to their knowledge of this content?

Learning a second language has a tremendous impact on one's first language. Culture provides the underpinning of all communication. Students who study more than one language gain insight into the nature of their own language and can analyze the power of word choice. They can compare how different language systems express meaning and reflect culture.

Personal Reflection: Please copy and paste the following question into your word processor or download the word document containing the questions. Then answer the questions and save it for your professional development portfolio.

Culture & Comparisons: Remember-Reflection: Word Document

  1. Referencing your thoughts from the previous questions, describe an activity or activities where culture and comparisons play an integral role in student learning.
  2. In what way/ways are students communicating their knowledge of this content?
  3. In what way/ways is knowledge being assessed?

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