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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

Friday, March 31 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
That’s not what I meant! Communicating Across Cultures.

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Using our non-native language to convey our intended meanings to a native speaker in a culturally accurate way is far more challenging than just being polite. Yet, how well are we preparing dual language students to use both of their languages, so that what students mean to say is what the other person thinks they said? Since their inception, the goals of dual language programs have included cross-cultural competence. One critical aspect of cross cultural proficiency is knowing how language embodies culture, and how to use both linguistic and cultural knowledge to communicate effectively and successfully. In this session we’ll examine issues of language use across cultures such as: How the same words can invoke distinct cultural attitudes and values; How our languages can shape the ways we build friendships through everyday life experiences; and how future success in the global workforce requires you to know what you may say to whom and how; what questions you may or may not ask; when you should agree or disagree, etc.

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Myriam Met

strategic planning for starting and maintaining dual language immersion programs including curriculum planning, long range continuity, setting language and literacy goals program assessment

Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Marriott Room: Elite 1