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SP23-2 - Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Competence in 21st Century Language Learning
SP23-2 - Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Competence in 21st Century Language Learning
SP23-2 - Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Competence in 21st Century Language Learning
SP23-2 - Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Competence in 21st Century Language Learning
SP23-2 - Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Competence in 21st Century Language Learning

SP23-2 - Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Competence in 21st Century Language Learning

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Spring 2:  May 8- June 16

This course focuses on current second language teaching methodology and pedagogy addressing the topic of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC). Utilizing the World Readiness Standards presented by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements pertaining to ICC, participants in this course will study how the development of linguistic competence and cultural awareness lead to successful communication and awareness. Students will learn how to create lessons and assessments that incorporate and relate cultural products and practices to cultural perspectives. Using the ICC framework, students will gain deeper insight into interpreting cultural contexts, interacting in these contexts, cultivating curiosity and openness to the target culture, and reflecting critically on their own cultural context. Open to teachers of modern and classical languages. Conducted in English

Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.

Course Delivery: Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instuctor feedback.  This course is not self-paced. 

Required Textbook: Garrett-Rucks, Paula. Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning Information Age Publishing, 2016

Credit Options:

  • 60 Professional Development Points, CTLEs or ACT48: $540
  • University of the Pacific: 3 Non-degree Graduate-level Credits: PEDD 9147 $875
  • Colorado State University Pueblo: CLDE 591 WLM 506: 3 Degree Applicable Graduate Credits: $900
  • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): 3 Transferable Graduate-level Credits: PDLL 538ID: $955
  • EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) $1050