What is a Global Simulation?
A Global Simulation is a task-based approach to teaching language, developed in France, that places students in the center of the world of the target culture. Through the use of authentic materials and activities, learners become immersed in the culture virtually. Global Simulations are built around a premise or situation, e.g., a U.S. dormitory. Learners complete tasks that may contribute to a final project that wraps up the simulation.
Where can I find out more about Global Simulations?
Educating Global Citizens through Global Simulation - listen to Beatrice Dupuy at the University of Arizona talk about implementing Global Simulations in Russian and Turkish language classrooms
Global Simulation in Russian - visit the website of the Russian Global Simulation at the University of Arizona
A Global Simulation Intermediate-Advanced Russian Instructor Resource Manual - read a detailed manual about the Global Simulation project at University of Arizona
Le cirque: A Global Simulation - learn about the French Global Simulation at the Language Academy in San Diego
Global Simulation. Project Director: Beatrice Dupuy. Selected Bibliography - investigate academic resources on Global Simulations
The Building: An Adaptation of Francis Debyser's Writing Project. A Global Simulation to Teach Language and Culture - read about the process of designing and implementing a Global Simulation