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1 Keeping it Real! Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez | Culturally Authentic Materials in the Language Classroom

2 ACTFL National Standards the 5 Cs Communication Communicate in languages other than English Connections Connect with other disciplines and acquire information Comparisons Develop insight into the nature of language and culture Communities Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world Cultures Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures

3 CULTURES Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied. 2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

4 What is realia? I know it when I see it! Materials that convey the everyday life of different cultures.

5 Folkart

6 Utilitarian objects

7 Games and toys

8 Tickets, brochures, ads

9 Photographs

10 Popular music and song lyrics

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12 Quotes, proverbs and sayings

13 Memes

14 Magazines and Newspapers

15 Video and television

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17 Short films and movies

18 Stories, folktales, myths

19 Childrens, Tween, and Teen Literature

20 What kind of texts ? fiction mysteries horror fantasy humor folklore fables myths legends poetry rhymes proverbs games non fiction science history biography art

21 Multicultural people and situations Variety of… races/ethnicities families names abilities religions genders socioeconomic status

22 Culturally-appropriate illustrations

23 Example #1 very simple language few words on the page juvenile illustrations

24 Simple language, but too babyish

25 Example #2 filled with cultural references in text and illustrations multicultural theme interesting storyline language is too complicated

26 Interesting, but difficult

27 Example #3 simple language cultural connections interesting story out-of-print! ? Fakealia?

28 Great, but you cant get it!

29 Used copies for sale!

30 What is FAKEalia?

31 Ticket-o-Matic

32 Where do we FIND cultural materials?

33 …on the newsstand!

34 Online!

35 music tv & videos podcasts & radio magazines & newspapers childrens lit & folklore games and fun

36 in our travels…

37 language + culture = effective communication

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