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Teaching language and culture in a global age: New goals for teacher education

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Title:Teaching language and culture in a global age: New goals for teacher education
Authors:Kern, Richard
Date Issued:01 Jan 2011
Publisher:Heinle Cengage Learning
Citation:Kern, R. (2011). Teaching language and culture in a global age: New goals for teacher education. The American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Languages Programs (AAUSC), 3-16. http://hdl.handle.net/102015/69694
Abstract:This chapter reviews four examples of new thinking in the teaching of foreign
languages and cultures that reorient our goals from acquisition of language to
understanding relational dimensions of language and language use (literacy,
translingual and transcultural competence, plurilingualism and pluriculturalism,
symbolic competence). Implications are derived for the preparation of graduate
student instructors, which center around three areas: (1) broadening graduate
students’ understanding of what language teaching is all about, (2) considering
a less absolute “monolingual” approach to the teaching of foreign languages, and
(3) encouraging the development of language awareness. The chapter concludes with a few practical examples of how some of the identified areas are being addressed
at UC Berkeley. These examples include apprenticeship with a mentor
teacher, observations by other faculty, pedagogy courses, expanding the typical
range of courses taught, learning to design a special topic course, and building an
intellectual community around language and culture teaching.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69694
Volume:2011
Appears in Collections: 2011 EDUCATING THE FUTURE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFESSORATE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY


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