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World Quotient In Language Teaching

Mar Clavijo
August 1, 2023

Lee en español aquí.As Ludwig Wittgenstein once said: "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."And World Quotient (WQ) is the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes 👀Did you know that, as a language teacher, you help students to expand and enrich the limits of their world through language teaching?Such a wonderful concept was originally proposed by EF (Education First). Let’s explore it throughout this article so you:

  • Understand what WQ is about
  • Integrate it into your teaching methods
  • Get students to strengthen their WQ

🌐 Understanding World Quotient 🧠

As we, humans, keep meeting and communicating with different people, we learn to empathize with each other.Sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t. Both cases are a great opportunity to become a bit better at seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.As language is a reflection of culture, learning a language has everything to do with understanding the context behind it. One that’s different from the one we know and go through.World Quotient is the ability to understand the different ways people see the world 🧠Which means transcending cultural boundaries, national borders, and ideological differences.In other words, the WQ development is a call to venture beyond our comfort zone and dive into what is unfamiliar to us.The above implies that we need the skills, knowledge, values and mindset that foster empathy, and grow the cultural understanding in our students.

"World Quotient is the ability to understand the different ways people see the world".

🌐 WQ & Teaching Methods 📚

In today's interconnected world, language teaching goes beyond grammar and vocabulary.It's about fostering cultural understanding and embracing diversity. Such are the gifts students need to thrive in this globalized society.That's where World Quotient in Language Teaching comes in.Keep in mind that, as a language teacher, you’re not only helping students communicate in the target language, but you help them to connect with others 🤝Through the integration of WQ into your teaching methods, you can empower students to:

  • Communicate effectively across borders
  • Navigate cultural nuances
  • Embrace diversity with empathy and respect
  • Become global citizens

This approach nurtures their curiosity, broadens their perspectives and prepares them to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.Whether you teach English, French, Spanish, or any other language, WQ provides you with a comprehensive framework to create dynamic and inclusive learning environments.

🌐 WQ in Students 🧑‍🎓

Thanks to the WQ, students explore different cultures, including their unspoken rules, ways and traditions.It allows them to have a great appreciation for the richness and complexity of both the world and the people who inhabit it.It encourages students to think critically, collaborate, and actively engage with the world around them.Through engaging activities such as simulated immersion experiences and interactive debates, students develop not only linguistic proficiency, but also intercultural competence.Ready to start an extraordinary language teaching adventure? Embrace the World Quotient movement. Help your students to become skilled global communicators 🗣️

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