The ACE Certificate in Teaching Culture is designed to make language teachers aware of the critical interaction between culture and language in the language classroom. Solidly founded on the most up-to-date research on culture, intercultural communication, cultural awareness and the relationship between language and culture, the course provides you with both the knowledge and practice with which to effectively teach your students culture along with language.
Why Choose The ACE Certificate in Teaching Culture?
35+ hours of coursework
Learn ideas, strategies and tools with which to successfully teach culture to your students.
Increase your marketability as a language instructor
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Culture is designed for teachers of English or other languages as well as anyone teaching or conducting training in a culturally diverse environment. Participants may be currently practicing teachers or trainers or anyone with an interest in teaching culture.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Culture covers the following subject areas:
- What is Culture?
- Cultural Products
- Cultural Behaviours
- Cultural Values
- Culture Knowledge
- Culture Behaviour
- Culture Attitude
- Influences on Culture
- Culture and Language
- Culture and Communication
- Culture and Identity
- Interactions Across Cultures
- Developing Cultural Intelligence
- Critically Evaluating the Culture in Language Course Materials
- Remedial, Targeted and Integrated Teaching
Students will complete a Task Journal for each of the 15 course modules and submit them on an ongoing basis to their instructor for feedback and assessment. The instructor will assess the students’ understanding of each module based on the correctness and completeness of their responses in the Task Journals. Tasks provide students with the opportunity to put course concepts into practice through research, analysis, evaluation and lesson planning. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions, and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.
Courses are offered three times per year:
September 15 to March 15
January 15 to July 15
May 15 to November 15
*Note: Each session is 6 months in duration. It is possible to begin mid-session, provided the course is completed prior to session end date.
Note: A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to complete the registration process and the remainder of the fee must be paid before starting the course.