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MAY 17
7:00 PM EST
Intercultural Communicative Competence Can Do Statements
Dorie Perrugini
Dorie Conlon Perugini is an elementary Spanish teacher in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she has taught grades 1-5. She is active in presenting at conferences, publishing action research from her classroom and for the past 5 years she has served as the Executive Secretary of the National Network of Early Language Learning. She blogs about her classroom experiences at aglobalclassroom.com and moderates a Facebook group for language teachers interested in incorporating Intercultural Competence in their classroom. Most recently, Dorie has co-edited Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: Theory to Practice, which shares the journey of world language teachers partnering with graduate students from the University of Connecticut to help students develop intercultural competence.
With the release of the updated NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, many language teachers are wondering how to incorporate the
Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication in their classrooms. Much like the Can-Do Statements for language proficiency, these new Can-Do statements allow teachers to set goals for their students and allow students to reflect on their progress. The Can-Do statements also include a Reflection Tool that provides a framework teachers can use to guide their students to deeper thinking about their personal growth. This webinar will dig deep into these tools as well as the components of Intercultural Communicative Competence and how it differs from the culture goal strand of the national standards. In this webinar, participants will see examples of what the ICC Can-Dos can look like with younger learners with novice to intermediate language proficiency.