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Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom Cultural sensitivity is integral to a foreign language teacher?s understanding of the students they are teaching. The following will attempt to explain the concept of cultural sensitivity but will also explain the need for teachers to recognise that their own understanding of cultural sensitivity is based on their own preconceived ideas about culture. The following will attempt to explain some concepts necessary for a teacher to question their own understanding of cultural sensitivity. Most people living and teaching in a culture foreign to their own have at least some knowledge of the differences that exist between their own culture and the new culture they are experiencing. Cultural sensitivity means being aware that cultural differences and similarities exist and have an effect on values, learning and behavior (Stafford et al, 1997). It has long been recognized that a failure to consider cultural sensitivity may result in an ethnocentric views of cultures. (Anderson & Taylor, 2006) Such a view would make teaching a multilingual or monolingual very difficult where there is a constant need to consider the actions of learners. For example teachers from Australia may believe that they are culturally sensitive because of their education and personal