3 Essential Steps to Integrating Culture and Intercultural Communication

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How can you expect students to learn at their best if they don't feel valued and empowered? You know culture is so important...but how do you actually DO it?

We can teach you how in 3 easy steps.

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Dive into the heart of Intercultural Communication with our transformative micro-course, designed to seamlessly blend culture and language learning in your classroom.

3 Essential Steps to Integrating Culture and Intercultural Communication unravels the essential bond between language and culture, guiding you through practical strategies grounded in intercultural communication research. Three short modules will walk you through how to understand, implement, and assess intercultural communication and allow you to really make a difference for your learners.

Experience a learner-centered journey that elevates your teaching with rich insights on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring every student feels valued. Master the art of crafting authentic learning experiences and become a catalyst for your students to emerge as not only linguistically proficient but also empathetic global citizens, ready to embrace the world's diverse cultural landscape.

You can do this!

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About our instructor

Jacque Bott Van Houten

Jacque Bott Van Houten has been a leader in the development of national self-assessment tools for language and interculturality, such as LinguaFolio and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Language and Intercultural Communication. Currently an active member of NCSSFL’s Neural Network, Jacque taught French in middle school through university, was a World Language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY), and served 14 years as World Language & International Education consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education. She was 2015 president of ACTFL, representing ACTFL at European Centre for Modern Languages. She has a BA, MAT from the University of Louisville, an MA from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University of Ohio.