In spite of many efforts and contributions from previous researchers, the need for a systematic and consistent approach to teaching culture is still unmet. This pilot study shows that the portfolio is a meaningful way to integrate language and culture in a structure that provides opportunities for students to learn about foreign culture while using other skills-reading, listening, writing and speaking. In addition, resources from the Internet, such as Gopher, World Wide Web, and Listservs have great potential for cultural learning out-side the classroom. Foreign language teachers should be encouraged to explore and experiment with portfolios in other content areas of language learning, since producing a portfolio involves higher-order cognition as well as all four communicative language skills.
Johns Hopkins University Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Lee, Lina. Using portfolios to develop L2 cultural knowledge and awareness of students in Intermediate Spanish. Hispania, 80(2), 355-367, 1997. https://dx.doi.org/10.2307/345930