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ACTFL: NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Practices, Products, and Perspectives

Practices:   habits, daily-life behaviors, and patterns of social interaction
Products:   cultural achievements, tangible and intangible cultural objects (e.g., books, tools, educational system, political system, etc.)
Perspectives:  values, ideas, meanings
    Characteristics:
  • replace "c"/"C" dichotomy with the three categories: cultural practices, products, and perspectives
  • explicitly emphasize the interaction between the three categories
  • cultural knowledge is in the connections between the categories rather than in the categories themselves
Objective:  Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture.

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