Many years ago, I started my teaching career as a Spanish teacher. Communication was my focus as was the culture of the Hispanic world.
Alan November at NECC on Wed advocated that our students communicate and work with people in other locations. I was amazed that although he talked about helping our students to develop another perspective, he used English only resources. If we are going to be global, then we have to begin to use another language.
My students used email to correspond in Spanish and to develop projects with students in Hispanic countries. They learned the views of Spanish speaking people (from Spain and Latin America) as well as the cultural values of these people. Were I teaching Spanish today, I would have my students interact through multiple technologies with Spanish speaking people.
How do your students become global citizens?