Knowing a second language also means knowing a second culture. Learn what the term culture means and the purpose of knowing a culture for second language learners. Study how to integrate culture and intercultural explorations into the learning experience. Finally, examine the influences of culture on teaching and learning in both multi- and mono-cultural contexts. Discuss theory and practical elements of integrating peoples of different cultures.
Broad Learning Outcomes
By completion of the Culture in Language Teaching course, successful students will be able to:
- Develop a broad theoretical framework of teaching principles within which the concept of culture can be explored;
- Identify the characteristics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in teaching culture as well as the role that motivation plays in the classroom;
- Compare the nuances of culture, identity, ethnicity, and politics that are rooted in the minds of students and teachers;
- Analyze yourself as a teaching professional and identify elements that require further professional development; and
- Recognize moral and ethical dilemmas in the teaching and learning environment.
Supporting Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the implications that diversity has on teachers and learners;
- Define diversity education in a sociopolitical and sociocultural context;
- Intersect student learning styles with culture, identity and learning; and
- Consider issues of diversity and inclusivity in lesson planning.
NotesFormerly TSL 126 - Culture in Language Teaching
BMC 352 Learning Online (required for online sections of this course), and completion of TSL Level 1 - TESL courses or TSL Level 1 - TIHL courses.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Teaching Second Language Certificate - Level 2 : Core Courses