01.600 Multiculturalism and Language Learning

Multiculturalism and Language Learning

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37785
Status Active

This course will provide a broad overview of the explicit (overt) and hidden (implicit/covert) elements of culture and their implications for language learning and teaching practice. Course participants will explore the ways in which their cultures influence their world view and their perceptions of self and others, thereby exploring their awareness of culture, as well as their openness or resistance to difference. Through course readings, discussions, and interactive learning activities, participants will understand the intersection of culture and language, how culture shapes language as how language is shaped by culture. The relationships between language and power will also be examined. Throughout the course participants will engage in self-reflection as they apply cultural theories to their own development, their attitudes, their perspectives, how they think and the way they use language.