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Microblogging for Language Learning: Using Twitter to Train Communicative and Cultural Competence

Kerstin Borau, Carsten Ullrich, Jinjin Feng, and Ruimin Shen

Distance Education College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Our work analyzes the usefulness of microblogging in second language learning using the example of the social network Twitter. 123 more words


The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

What would you do if you were traveling abroad and needed medical care, but did not speak the language? How would you tell the treating physician what is wrong with you? 263 more words


My Personal News Feed

My primary source of news these days is my Twitter feed. I joined the site later than most, and avoided the temptation to follow my friends and family so I could keep track of what they are having for dinner. 506 more words


Greetings from St. Louis

I am here for the annual summit of the ACMHA, which is now called, “The College of Behavioral Health Leadership.” Attended by researchers, agency CEOs, leaders in the peer support movement, and other behavioral thinkers, the College takes on broad system change “drivers” and opens them up for examination with the aim of advancing them into public health/behavioral health systems. 526 more words

Service Delivery Reform

Being Inclusive of Gender Non-Conforming Students in College Settings

Cultural competency as defined by Cross, Bazron, Dennis, and Isaacs (1989) is an agency or system’s ability “to value diversity, have a capacity for cultural self assessment, be conscious of the dynamics inherent when cultures interact, have institutionalized culture knowledge, and have developed adaptations to service delivery reflecting an understanding of diversity.” To be a culturally competent educator according to the definition above one must be able to adapt curriculum to reflect their student’s culture. 1,133 more words


Cultural Competency

I love learning about other cultures, and I will be the first to acknowledge that no matter how open minded you are, people tend to have stereotypes and prejudice about… 1,080 more words


Monica Todd and Eunice Park Present on Cultural Competence at UNM

Professors Monica Todd and Eunice Park presented “Cultural Competence–A Critical Skill for Modern Lawyering,” at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, held at the University of New Mexico School of Law March 5-6. 64 more words