Part of learning and comprehending a language includes understanding and appreciating the culture in which that language is used. Educators can help foster this understanding and appreciation by incorporating multicultural teaching materials in their classrooms. Using multicultural teaching materials in a class could include integrating diverse visual aides and media into lessons, giving assignments that include cultural study along with language study, and providing students with opportunities to explore the cultural background of the language they are studying. The following are links that provide valuable examples and concepts to include when planning multicultural lessons for students engaged in foreign language study.
Lesson Plans for Teachers of Foreign Languages
This site presents creative ways to teach foreign languages and can help educators to generate ideas for their own lessons.
Internet Activities for Foreign Languages
This site provides information about using technology to increase multiculturalism in foreign language classrooms.