Global Connections

Intercultural Communication
and
Collaboration

Coming in 2022

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Global Connections

Our Mission

Level Up Village’s mission is to globalize the classroom by facilitating intercultural collaboration between language students from around the world.

What is Level Up Village Global Connections?

Level Up Village connects students from around the world for a unique, cultural exploration. Guided by our carefully curated content, students build intercultural communication skills and collaborate with their global peers to explore key cultural products, practices, and perspectives through our safe and secure online platform.

A pairing system that allows you to find and connect with the best global partner match for you.

Courses with objectives that tie directly to the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages  

Flexible modules adapt to your classroom needs with 2-6 weeks of collaboration time 

Real-world tasks that focus on building intercultural communication skills  

Can-do self-assessment to help students reflect, make comparisons, and develop cultural awareness 

How does it work?

Global Connections

Sra. Smith and Mr. Perez join the LUV community of global educators.

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Global Connections

Sra. Smith’s Spanish class in Boston is matched with Mr. Perez’s English class in La Paz.

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Global Connections

Students in both classes create an online profile and get to know their global peers.

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Global Connections

Students investigate cultural topics & interact through a series of asynchronous videos & responses based on assigned topics & tasks.

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Global Connections

Students make cultural comparisons and reflect upon cultural products practices and perspectives.

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How are Global Connections courses structured?

Introduce

Students securely exchange introductory videos in order to get to know their global peers, lower the affective filter, and build empathy.

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Global Connections

Investigate

In a second video exchange, students investigate their own and other cultures and share knowledge on cultural products, practices, and perspectives.

Interact

Students view their peers’ videos, make real-world cultural connections, and continue the conversation through video or text.

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Global Connections

Reflect

Through class discussion and a short written reflection, students think critically about what they have learned, make cultural comparisons, and expand their awareness of cultural products, practices, and perspectives.

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