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Integrating Communication

Integrating Culture

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Integrating Culture

Culture: Remember ...

Activity 1: Short answer. Answer the following then select the "check answer" button.

Definition of culture: "The philosophical perspectives, behavioral practices and the products - both tangible and intangible- of a society. " (NCLRC, 2003)

Based on that definition and your previous knowledge provide some keywords that describe the following aspects of culture. What do we mean when we talk about cultural...

Perspectives


Practices


Products


"Teaching Cultures to Foreign Language Learners." 25 June 2003. NCLRC. 19 Jul 2006 <http://nclrc.org/readings/inst-cult-links.htm>.

If you had difficulty with these, you may want to review the culture & comparisons tutorial of the Standards Module.


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

  1. What do you understand culture to be? Make a visual representation of what you understand the concept of culture to be. Feel free to use words, phrases, diagrams, etc.
  2. From what you have experienced as a student, an observer and/or an instructor, describe how culture is integrated into the teaching of world languages?
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