An Asset-Based Model for Promoting Global Competence

1:35 - 1:55pm CST

Room 210A

Presented at: ACTFL 2014

This paper presents a teaching model that regards learners as repositories of expertise and skill who can use their strengths in the first language and culture to scaffold their learning of a second or additional one. The model uses real-world tasks and projects that draw on learners’ content area knowledge, native language skills, and target language skills. It thus engenders the ability to move between languages and cultures, think analytically about the connections and differences between them, and develop flexibility in responding to varied cultural and linguistic contexts and situations.

This presentation is part of the session: Research Paper Presentations on Culture I, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm.