Strategies for Understanding Authentic Content

Use these strategies to get the most out of the links on this site.

Identifying Products, Practices, and Perspectives

Looking at websites in another language develops your awareness and appreciation of the products, practices, and perspectives of the regions and countries. Try to identify the following in the websites you look at:

  • Products:
    • Tangible things, such as food, clothes, places, books, art, and music
    • Intangible objects, such as laws, conventions, and institutions
  • Practices:
    • Patterns of social interactions within a culture, such as greetings, conventions, and gestures
    • Customs and daily routines
  • Perspectives:
    • Values, attitudes, and assumptions that underlie both practices and products