Deep Culture Learning

  • Joseph ShaulesEmail author


This chapter discusses how the Developmental Model of Linguaculture Learning can serve as a framework for pedagogy oriented toward cultural learning, as when preparing learners to study abroad, or as a content course focused on intercultural communication and awareness. It discusses cultural learning objectives in terms of knowledge, skills, and awareness. It argues for the importance of distinguishing between surface and deep forms of cultural learning, and argues that knowledge, skills, and awareness can be understood as part of a spectrum from surface to deep. It describes the four levels of cultural understanding as conceptualized by the DMLL. It does so in terms of how learners makes sense of culture and culture difference. Intuitive understanding is seen as an important goal of cultural learning pedagogy. Sample materials are introduced that were developed using the deep learning approach.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Japan Intercultural InstituteTokyoJapan

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