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Sunday, April 25 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
123. Teaching Languages for Compassionate Intercultural Citizenship

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Current events make it clear that students need to be prepared to be active, and in our opinion, compassionate global or intercultural citizens. We argue that language education is especially well situated to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to investigate the world around them and take action, based on reason and compassion. We’ll briefly explain the concepts of compassion and intercultural citizenship and show how they can be embedded in language lessons while at the same time fostering students’ proficiency in the target language. Attendees will then work in groups to develop a language learning activity in which compassion and intercultural citizenship are embedded, addressing the communication, cultures, and connections standards.

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Manuela Wagner

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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Benjamin Rifkin

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
I'm a professor of Russian at Hofstra University and my primary interests are helping teachers develop and implement curricula and lessons that are not only focused on helping students attain ever-higher levels of language proficiency, but also that help them enhance their skills... Read More →

Sunday April 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT