Deeper Diving for Intercultural Policy: Part 2

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Read Part I Part II: Intercultural Policies and A Public Health Crisis (March 2021) On April 28, 2020 I was invited to attend the first Virtual Online Briefing session in a series from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) titled Covid-19: Addressing Health Disparities (Bailey, C., 2019, April 5).  Shortly after the pandemic hit the United States, evidence surfaced regarding seriously devastating infection and death rates among this country’s most vulnerable populations. At first, municipalities and states neglected to capture data based on race when health officials began reporting Coronavirus cases.  There was such an outcry for legislators to demand officials […]

Adding Depth to TEFL with Intercultural Education

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My career path started in English education for a variety of reasons, not least of which involved having teachers for parents and being a gold-star student myself. After completing my undergraduate teaching program and one exciting semester abroad in the UK, I pivoted my career trajectory from high school English to a more global focus. Fast forward 18 months and I have moved to Germany. I’m teaching English. And I’m stuck.  My students are adults, professionals in business, and they are set on acquiring accurate grammar and vocabulary skills. We do flash cards. We do workbooks. We roleplay phone calls […]