The Heart of World Language Teaching: Supporting Personal Communication and Intercultural Connections in the World Language Classroom
Tasks that promote intercultural competence build student ability to communicate appropriately in a variety of situations. The following sample was presented by Dr. Ali Moeller and Dr. Kristen Nugent in “Building Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom”.
- Brainstorm of known and unknown: Activate prior knowledge by brainstorming words and ideas in relation to the topic. Use this as ongoing reference point.
- Provide relevant data to the topic. Students should create their own comments and questions.
- Review prior knowledge document. Discuss comments, questions. Create a list of discoveries and discuss.
More examples can be found at:
Moeller, Aleidine Kramer and Nugent, Kristen, “Building intercultural competence in the language classroom” (2014). Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. 161. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/teachlearnfacpub/161 or Deardorff, D.K., & Deardorff, D.L. (2000). Diversity awareness and training: Tools for cultural awareness. Presentation made at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.