The culture portfolio : Assessing growth toward intercultural competence
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Culture learning in the language classroom has long been a recognized benefit to studying language (American Council of Trustees and Alumni [ACTA], 2017). The National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project (NSLEP) states that “only the study of world language empowers learners to engage successfully in meaningful interaction, both orally and in writing, with members of other cultures” (NSLEP, 2015, p. 79). This idea was challenged, however, when Wright (2000) completed a study showing that not only do language students not progress in intercultural competence (IC) when culture is presented as cultural facts but that students even regressed in their ability to be open-minded and flexible to culturally different others. However, when culture learning was approached as a reflective process of discovery, students, even at the beginning levels of language learning, made significant gains in IC. Since this study was conducted, much has changed in the field of foreign language instruction...
Language and languages--Study and teaching; Adult education
Enhancing Beginner-Level Foreign Language Education for Adult Learners
Adult and Continuing Education | Language and Literacy Education
Bryant, Julianne (2022). The culture portfolio : Assessing growth toward intercultural competence. Enhancing Beginner-Level Foreign Language Education for Adult Learners. 113+. New York: Routledge.