PDF versions of PowerPoint presentations for this panel will be added to this post as they become available. The first to be available is Paper #4 by Valentina Concu and Jessica Rohr.
Symposium: Strategic Scaling Up 2: Intercultural Learning in the Language Classroom
This symposium explores how world language instructors effectively integrate intercultural learning into their curricula and establish productive collaboration with intercultural specialists. Through both presentations and activities, it provides examples of best practices for implementing an intentional intercultural perspective in the on-campus, service-learning, and study abroad language curricula.
This paper examines if and how beginning and intermediate German textbooks use historical topics to promote learners' intercultural competencies. It also explores how the textbook topics can be redesigned by using media and digital tools to improve learners' intercultural communicative competence and awareness of their own and German history.