ERIC Number: ED219929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Methodology for Teaching Intercultural Communication: Social Studies and Languages.
Studies in Language Learning, v3 n2 p10-16 Fall 1981
A number of ways to integrate foreign language education and social studies are given from the perspective of a social studies teacher. An area studies course might include the foreign language component as well as social studies, art, music, and historical perspectives. Such a course would also include special evening and weekend activities. Within the traditional school structure, a study of culture can be introduced into the regular social studies and language courses. The impact of foreign cultures on the United States can be taught as well as concepts such as ethnocentrism. Devices and techniques for introducing cross cultural concepts into regular classes are suggested. These include using resources that are present in the school or the local community, inviting exchange students or foreign students to the class, employing a foreign teacher aide, and eliciting comments from foreign students who are in the school. Implementation of courses and programs like these tend toward fulfillment of the goal of educating world-minded young people who recognize that they live in a global society. (AMH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Not available separately; see FL 013 032.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Language Learning Lab.