language and culture

Cultural Roundtables and the Support of Student Intercultural Growth Before, During and After Overseas Study

A workshop for faculty and staff with Language Flagship programs to learn about intercultural roundtables developed for overseas Language Flagship capstone programs in Arabic and Russian, and to consider how the roundtable model might be implemented in other instructional contexts. Workshop facilitators: Valerie Anishchenkova, Director, Flagship Culture Initiative; University of Maryland Arabic Flagship Dan E. Davidson, Senior Academic Advisor; President (Emeritus), American Councils Alex Groce, Russian Overseas Flagship Program Manager and former Resident Director Maria Lekic, Academic Director, Russian Overseas Flagship Program Laila Familiar, Academic Director, Arabic Overseas Flagship Program Dianna Murphy, Co-Director, Russian Flagship, University of Wisconsin; Associate Director, ...

The Culture App: Online Cultural Scenarios in Intercultural Teaching and Learning

A workshop for faculty and staff with Language Flagship programs to learn about scenario-based, intercultural online learning modules developed for students of Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian, and to discuss ideas for implementing the modules in the curriculum of local programs. Workshop facilitators were: Valerie Anishchenkova, Director, Flagship Culture Initiative; University of Maryland Arabic Flagship Karen Evans-Romaine, Co-Director, Russian Flagship, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Director, Flagship Culture Initiative Dianna Murphy, Co-Director, Russian Flagship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, FCI Associate Director William J. Comer, Director, Russian Flagship, Portland State University Gulnara Glowacki, Senior Lecturer (Kazakh), University of Wisconsin -Madison Michael Turner, Assistant ...

Introduction to Online Language Teaching: Integrating Language & Culture Instruction Online

How can technology be used to provide authentic opportunities for cross-cultural learning? Being able to communicate effectively requires more than being able to read, write, speak and understand another language. It also requires sensitivity to the culture to which the language belongs. Technology can provides authentic opportunities for cross-cultural learning.