ERIC Number: ED471406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Culture Learning in the Languages Classroom: A Multi-Perspective Conceptual Journey for Teachers.
This workbook and videotape kit invites teachers to explore the fundamental concepts of language and culture in universal terms and in relation to their teaching of languages and cultures in their classrooms. Comparing and contrasting cultural phenomena and their associated linguistic meanings across cultures offers teachers the opportunity to reflect on their own target cultures and languages and, thus, view and practice language and culture as an integrated whole. The workbook provides an opportunity for interaction regarding the integration of language and culture learning at every level of schooling for all language and culture teachers. Teachers are presented with pathways for developing multiple perspectives into concepts, processes, and issues associated with intercultural language learning. The six sections include the following: "Preface"; "To Fellow Teachers: An Invitation to Discuss the Concepts of Language and Culture"; "Language"; "Culture"; "Some 'Assumptions' and 'Contexts' Regarding the Learning of 'Other' Cultures and Their Languages in Diasporic Societies"; and "Steps in the Process of Developing the Conceptual Journey." Chapters contain further readings and references. A related videotape contains authentic examples of classroom teaching which facilitate individual and collective comparison of integrated approaches in the teaching of language and culture. The following languages and cultures are featured: Pitjantjatjara, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and French. (SM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Integrated Curriculum, Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Spanish, Teacher Attitudes, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publications and Clearinghouse Manager, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia (kit including workbook and 48 minute videotape: $40 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria).; University of South Australia, Underdale.
Identifiers - Location: Australia