LING 471/571: Understanding the International Experience
Instructor: Kimberley Brown
This course focuses on intercultural learning. It is designed in particular for those individuals who intend to become professional language educators but is also suitable for those with a broad interest in issues of culture learning.
This course is a writing intensive course and will substitute for Writing 323 (if grade C or better). It meets the diversity requirement and is cross-listed in International Studies as INTL 410. Students will complete a mini ethnography of a target culture and complete a service learning requirement of 4 hours.
- To become aware of the role that language, values, attitudes, and learning styles play in teaching and learning a second or foreign language.
- To develop a framework for incorporating a culture learning dimension into the language course you teach.
- To investigate and report on multicultural education that is compatible with the concept of language and cultural diversity as a resource.
- To become familiar with techniques and materials that will enhance development of intercultural competence in ourselves and our language learners.
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