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For the purposes of this research project, we accept the description of SCC and SLC given in the

Generic Learning Profiles, GLP 3+/4 , as these descriptions were developed by experts in language

learning and acquisition specifically for teaching/learning environments and they are widely accepted

by the professional community in this field. The profiles include the following components:

Socio – cultural Competence:

  • understands nearly all literary allusions in reading texts of all varieties (classical literature, popular literature, and interpersonal written communications) that would be considered accessible to the average educated native speaker,

  • reads beyond the lines, using knowledge of cultural and generational backgrounds for accurate interpretation

  • understands culturally loaded expressions and prolepsis

  • correctly interprets religious references

  • correctly interprets historical references

  • correctly interprets folkloric references

  • correctly interprets references to children's literature, games, and songs

  • understands most allusions in popular journals to popular culture artifacts

  • nearly always responds appropriately to expressions of power, solidarity, and social rank shown in written communication as it is expressed in the target culture (via grammatical forms, particles, lexical choices, etc.)

SLC:

  • recognizes and understands professional, social, dialectal, age, gender, and country versus city

registers

  • recognizes appropriateness of forms of address for elders, children, pets, strangers, professionals,

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