Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education : Expanding Meaning-Making Potentials Paperback
by Erin Kearney
Part of the Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education series
Winner of the 2015-16 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize awarded by the Modern Language AssociationMany educators aim to engage students in deeply meaningful learning in the language classroom, often facing challenges to connect the students with the culture of the language they are learning.
This book aims to demonstrate that substantial intercultural learning can and does occur in the modern language classroom, and explores the features of the classroom that support meaningful culture-in-language-learning.
The author argues that transformative modern language education is intimately tied to a view of language learning as an engagement in meaning-making activity, or semiotic practice.
The empirical evidence presented is analyzed and then linked to both the theorizing of culture-in-language-teaching and to practical concerns of teaching.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/12/2015
- Category: Psycholinguistics
- ISBN: 9781783094660
- Hardback from £74.95