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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: Kaishan Kong, University of Minnesota
Vice-Chair: Isabelle Drewelow, University of Alabama
Secretary: Jessica Greenfield, Oberlin College

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. See Membership FAQ about details on adding/changing a SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

I cannot tell you how invaluable these have been for me in my standards work with my district.  I have shared portions of them with my teachers as part of our summer professional development and I am also using the information and philosophies with my curriculum writers this summer.  I feel compelled to thank you all once again for your forethought in providing this amazing resource to all of us in such a 21st Century format!

Sandy Harvey, World Language Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD, Texas