1. Randy Barrett has always afforded his Spanish students the opportunities to connect with native speakers, but in a way that expands their knowledge of and experience with important global issues. As a standards-based teacher, I’m sure Randy has aligned his instruction not only with the KY Standard of World Language Proficiency linguistic competencies, but also with the new Intercultural Competencies. Many teachers and administrators still are unfamiliar with these competencies that blend language skills and cultural knowledge to demonstrate students ability to interact effectively in the authentic context of the culture with native speakers. This tool helps teachers set learning targets that integrate culture throughout the world language learning experience and prepare their students as culturally competent global citizens.