Robert Ponterio - SUNY Cortland

Robert Ponterio

Robert Ponterio

Robert Ponterio, Modern Languages, with Jean LeLoup, professor emerita of Spanish and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and William Heller, Perry High School and SUNY Geneseo, had their article published in New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers’ Language Association Journal, Vol. 61, No. 3, 2010. The article, “Cultural Perspective in the Language Classroom: Providing a Meaningful Context for Communication,” evolved from work the three have been doing in presenting professional development workshops for language teachers focused on methods of integrating culture with language instruction through the national standards for foreign language learning. The attention to “perspectives” explores how artifacts and behaviors function with a culture rather than describing them on a more superficial level.