Interconnecting Cultures through Language Enhancing Language Teaching for Global Citizenship

The Interconnecting Cultures course aims to empower language teachers to enhance their language teaching practices by promoting intercultural understanding and global citizenship.

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START:
January 21, 2024
END:
January 27, 2024
DURATION:
1 Week
ID:
ML-09

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Milan, MI Italy   View map

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Multilingualism

Interconnecting Cultures through Language Enhancing Language Teaching for Global Citizenship

Course Motivation: The Interconnecting Cultures course aims to empower language teachers to enhance their language teaching practices by promoting intercultural understanding and global citizenship. In an increasingly interconnected world, language learners need to develop not only linguistic proficiency but also cultural competence and empathy. This course seeks to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and resources to create meaningful intercultural language learning experiences that prepare students to thrive in a diverse global society.

Course Description: Interconnecting Cultures  is a 7-day training program designed to enhance language teaching practices by integrating intercultural learning and promoting global citizenship. The course covers various topics related to intercultural competence, global issues, and the use of authentic materials to facilitate meaningful language learning experiences.

Teaching Method: The course utilizes a dynamic and participatory teaching approach, combining interactive lectures, group discussions, practical activities, and seminars featuring experts from the academic field. Participants will engage in experiential learning, collaborate with peers, and explore authentic materials to deepen their understanding and application of the concepts taught.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of intercultural competence in language teaching and learning.
  2. Explore strategies for integrating intercultural learning into language lessons.
  3. Foster empathy and respect for cultural diversity among language learners.
  4. Address global issues and promote critical thinking through authentic materials
  5. Cultivate students’ global citizenship skills, including intercultural communication and collaboration.
  6. Enhance teachers’ pedagogical practices through the incorporation of intercultural language connections.

Course Schedule:

Day 1: Introduction to Intercultural Language Connections

  • Importance of intercultural competence for language teaching
  • Exploring the benefits of global citizenship skills
  • Understanding the role of language teachers in promoting intercultural understanding

Day 2: Intercultural Learning Strategies

  • Incorporating intercultural learning into lesson planning
  • Developing activities that promote cultural exploration and understanding
  • Addressing cultural stereotypes and biases in language classrooms

Day 3: Authentic Materials for Intercultural Language Learning

  • Selecting and adapting authentic materials for language lessons
  • Exploring global issues through authentic texts, videos, and media
  • Encouraging critical thinking and reflection on global topics

Day 4: Promoting Intercultural Communication Skills

  • Strategies for developing students’ intercultural communication skills
  • Facilitating meaningful interactions among culturally diverse learners
  • Encouraging perspective-taking and empathy in language activities

Day 5: Seminar with Expert Speakers

  • Guest speakers from the academic field share their expertise on intercultural language teaching and global citizenship education
  • Q&A session and interactive discussions

Day 6: Future Developments and Risks

  • Emerging trends in intercultural language teaching and global citizenship education
  • Risks and challenges if government guidelines neglect global citizenship education
  • Strategies for advocating for the inclusion of intercultural learning in language curricula

Day 7: Integrating Intercultural Language Connections

  • Reflecting on personal teaching practices and pedagogical approaches
  • Developing an action plan for integrating intercultural language connections in future lessons
  • Closing ceremony and certificate distribution

By the end of the Interconnecting Cultures course, participants will have gained the knowledge, skills, and resources to enhance their language teaching practices by incorporating intercultural learning and promoting global citizenship. They will be equipped to create inclusive and engaging language learning experiences that prepare students to communicate effectively in diverse cultural contexts and become active global citizens.

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