The Culture Connection: Linking Language, Learners, & Life

Dr. Cherice Montgomery, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Presented at the: MaFLA 2013 Conference

Workshop 2: Danforth, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore a simple formula for using culturally authentic resources to design cognitively challenging, emotionally engaging, and socially satisfying learning experiences. Participants will: examine the power of contextualization as a tool for strengthening students’ oral proficiency, experiment with tips for locating high quality cultural materials, explore a variety of reading strategies for engaging students with a variety of culturally authentic texts, and experience meaningful, communicative, interactive tasks that highlight targeted language patterns and build academic vocabulary.

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