The January 2012 issue of the National Capital Language Resource Center newsletter is available online. In this issue are a variety of observations and suggestions, with a focus on the Culture Standard. Patricia Thornton encourages us to think like a young learner to help students find their way out of their cultural cocoon through teaching what is of interest to them. Nada Salem introduces a series of articles about problems and solutions teachers encounter, this month focusing on teaching culture. Crossroads in the Classroom contributor Phil Yutzy shares how he gets his heritage speaking classes interested in reading plays. In her YANA column, Sheila W. Cockey offers some ideas on seamless integration of culture. Marcel LaVergne reflects on the inseparable nature of language and culture. Jill Robbins introduces us to the world of open-source software, and has a survey for you. Finally, Francesca DiSilvio provides us with a performance task for assessing culture.
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