Language Labs Help Global Health Students Build Cultural Literacy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Language Labs Help Global Health Students Build Cultural Literacy

To succeed in the field, global health researchers and practitioners must become proficient in a number of skills, from project management to research methods to cultural literacy—and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) works hard to give students opportunities to develop this expertise. This semester, we added a new approach to the undergraduate curriculum mix to get at the cultural literacy part of the equation: pairing the “Fundamentals of Global Health” course with weekly language tutorials offered in French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin. Our own Maha Houssami will be teaching Arabic, and Yan Liu will be teaching Mandarin. For more information, see the full article: https://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/news/language-labs-help-global-healt...