How does the study of language fit into Cultura?


Although the main goal of Cultura is to help students develop understanding of another culture, the work they do is constantly and inextricably associated with the study of language (vocabulary, grammar and discourse).

Depending on their level of proficiency, students – with the help of a grammar book and a dictionary, and under the guidance of their teacher – discover how, for instance:

  • how words or concepts which have no real word equivalent in one language are expressed in the other language
  • how opinions are expressed (objective versus subjective statements, which can then lead to the study of the indicative vs the subjunctive).
  • how the use of abstract notions versus concrete examples illustrate the different types of cultural discourses, such as.

The possibilities are infinite.

For more detailed information, see the Teacher’s Guide and look under Analyzing Questionnaires.