This page contains links to scholarly articles on culture learning and teaching in world language education.

CriticallyReadingTheWord&TheWorld.JPG - Excellent article


Culture in Second Language Teaching - Very simple and to the point, but kind of leaves anyone who has spent much time around world languages going “Well, duh!”

Best Authentic Resources for World Language Teachers - Very practical list. Lacks theoretical depth and a lot of these are self-evident to me, but may be useful to you as new teachers.

Bateman, Blair E. (2004). Achieving affective and behavioral outcomes in culture learning: The case for ethnographic interviews. Foreign Language Annals, 37,240-253. Retrieved September 1, 2008, from

Galloway, Vicki. (2001). Giving dimension to mappaemundi: The matter of perspective. In V. Galloway (Ed.), Teaching Cultures of the Hispanic World: Products and Practices in Perspective (pp. 3-63). Mason, OH: Thompson Learning Custom Publishing. (AATSP Professional Development Series Handbook, Vol. 4). (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, **Rooted in Culture Worksheets**) Retrieved September 1, 2008, from

Mantle-Bromley, Corinne. (1992). Preparing students for meaningful culture learning. Foreign Language Annals, 25, 117-127.

Mora, Pat. Listen to the desert/Oye al desierto interview. Google Videos. Describes how her books include the pieces of her experience that were missing in her own educational experiences and how important such connections are for bilingual children in order to motivate them to develop literacy skills in both languages

Phillips, Elaine. (2001). I C? I see! Developing Learners’ Intercultural Competence. Communiqué, 3.

Schultz, Renate A. The challenge of assessing cultural understanding in the context of foreign language instruction. Foreign Language Annals, 40(1), 9-26. Retrieved Sept. 1, 2008, from

Sinicrope, C., Norris, J., & Watanabe, Y. (n.d.). Understanding and assessing intercultural competence: A summary of theory, research, and practice.
Shedivy, Sandy. (2007, Spring). Lies my Spanish textbooks tell. Rethinking Schools, 21(3). Retrieved January 3, 2009, from

Taylor, James, & Luckau, Paul F. (1996/1986). Chapter 11 - Teach culture? I only have time to teach the language! Fundamentals of language teaching: What every Spanish teacher needs to know. Brigham Young University.