In this initiative, CULTR will create a series of valuable profiles of organizations that will underscore the significance of languages and global competence in all sectors of society, including commerce, hospitality, public health, security, education, and nonprofit organizations. By collecting survey data from these organizations, including the geographic location of their activities, prominent language needs, and definitions of intercultural competence specific to each organization, CULTR will produce not only one-page profiles as downloadable PDFs, but also a searchable database that can be used for research, class activities, and creation of materials.
Beginning in 2020, CULTR will coordinate curricular resources that can be downloaded by teachers to help them integrate the profiles into their classrooms. These resources will facilitate the exploration of questions such as why students should learn a second language if they aspire to enter a specific career, and how language skills are applicable to various fields. The infographics can also assist teachers in their personal advocacy efforts, such as providing this information to parents, principals and district administrators, as well as in efforts to raise community support for language education.
How To Participate
Complete the Global Competency Survey to help students and teachers understand the value of global skills and how they work in your organization. Your insight will be included in a series of one-page profiles, infographics, and learning activities.