ERIC Number: ED414739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Building Cultural Fluency: A Multimedia Architecture. Final Report.
Otto, Sue K.
The report details a project at the University of Iowa to introduce significant cultural materials into French and German second language courses through multimedia instruction. Project accomplishments include: development of cultural fluency objectives for intermediate-level language programs; development of multimedia interactions for teaching language and culture; production of 25 hours of authentic video documents on videodisc for specific thematic areas; integration of multimedia lesson materials into French and German curricula; and research to establish baseline data on cultural knowledge and attitudes and to measure the effectiveness of methods and impact of the curriculum. Computer screen illustrations from both French and German curricula and catalog descriptions of the videodiscs created through the project are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, French, German, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Multimedia Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Videodisks
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.