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Why Culture? (Part 2): National Standards

Committed language instructors understand that culture is an integral part of learning a new language. Originally created for the Foreign Language National Assessment of Educational Progress (FLNAEP) by a committee of language educators from across United States, the graphic shows us the interpretation of the 5 C’s of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Communication, […]

Why Culture? (Part 1): Five C’s of National Standards

It is now generally accepted that learning a new language also requires the learners to understand the culture of the target language. In the graphic below, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) shows the five C’s of the National Standards, namely Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. These five C’s represent […]