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Teaching and Learning of Culture

The SIG on The Teaching and Learning of Culture has as its mission the encouragement of a better understanding of the teaching of culture and its place in the foreign language curriculum. Each year the Culture SIG normally sponsors two sessions at the ACTFL Annual Meeting, one devoted to practical aspects of teaching culture in the foreign language classroom and the other dedicated to presenting theoretical approaches to the study and teaching of culture. Members are invited to share their interests and concerns and to propose specific areas of inquiry at the business meeting.

Current Officers:

Chair: Paula Garrett-Rucks, Georgia State University
Vice-Chair: Isabelle Drewelow, University of Alabama
Secretary: Kaishan Kong, University of Minnesota

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the Culture SIG Online Community eGroup.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

ACTFL has been a foundational support to me throughout my career. As a district world languages coordinator, the support I need from ACTFL is different from what I needed as a classroom teacher, but the community of learners that ACTFL provides each one of us has remained constant and faithful over time.

Greta Lundgaard, Plano Independent School District