We all know that understanding a language involves not only knowledge of grammar, phonology, and lexis, but also certain features and characteristics of the culture. Some authors mention different aspects of teaching and learning culture as a basis of learning language and they should be taken into consideration when they are teaching foreign language in order to motivate their students. Besides, culture associations that are part of language, as well as the socio-cultural background of the participants in teaching and learning environment, ultimately affect how and how well the language is learnt. This is due to the fact that a part of foreign language learning is rooted in culturally-influenced use of language and sociolinguistic rules that underlie it, Albertini suggests that an examination of assumption is especially important for teachers of students from non-dominant culture (that is student from non-Eurocentric, non-English background) because their school achievement typically falls below that of dominant culture students. Therefore, here we can have some opinions towards the importance of teaching foreign language culture along with teaching structures.
In the article, “Preserving the Cultural Identity of English Language Learner”, Sumaryono and Ortiz argued that in the classroom, students can become disconnected and feel abandoned if the teacher doesn’t express any sort of sensitivity towards their cultural identities (16). If teachers take some time to understand the cultural identity of the students and develop a good relationship, this could make students feel accepted, worthy and possible show more interest in learning. Students are willing to learn English but being able to freely express themselves and their creativity is of concern. Ortiz recommended that schools “find meaningful ways to incorporate the richness of students’ cultural background in the curriculum” (17). During my high school year, there was a period where students were really under performing in English.
Some people argue that teaching American or British culture help students broaden their scope of knowledge of English language . Others , on the other hand , regard teaching English as a way of strengthening American or British culture domination over the host culture . As far as i am concerned , i strongly believe that students have the right to learn about both the language and culture of the target community , provided that culture does not affect their own culture . Some people claim that teaching American or
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION The study aims to explain the effects of foreign language on the culture of learners. Language plays a very important role in human’s society. Every language has its own culture. On the other hand culture depends on values, behaviors and beliefs. It depends on the people that how they admire the language with its culture.
Culture must therefore be included in English learning. However, there is currently no consensus on how to introduce cultural elements in language learning. Frank further stated that one way to encourage curiosity and openness to English culture is to build a "collection" of cultural information in a variety of formats. This can include films, music, literature, online sites, and popular everyday items such as stamps, currencies, toys, musical instruments, menus, travel brochures, magazines and newspapers from English-speaking countries-or from countries depending on the student's needs and learning objectives. "However, as the world becomes increasingly interconnected with one another, we must help our students understand that today it is very important for them to enable their 'cultural antenna' to understand the culture of other countries as well as their own
Thus, the ability in speaking skill is a crucial and important part of second language learning and teaching process. The mastery of speaking skill in the English language is a priority for many second language or foreign language students. Even though periods of focusing on language form and enhance vocabulary are important in English language learning, but developing the students’ ability to really communicate with English class are the main goal of an English language teaching. At the end of the study, the students should be able to communicate effectively in English for study, work, and leisure outside the classroom. Therefore, it is essential that English teachers pay great attention in teaching speaking to the students.
Abstract The perceptions of the learners in relation to a course are as important as the course designers’ objectives of it for the successful implementation of the course. In this paper, the data collected from the responses given by the learner participants to the questions of a Course Questionnaire with regard to their views concerning the teaching of L2 and the teaching of culture, and their experience of learning language and culture together, and their evaluation of the course under study are analyzed to understand learners’ perspectives of incorporation of the teaching of culture with the teaching of language in English as an L2 course at the tertiary level. Key words: L2, Culture Teaching, Pedagogy, SLA, ELT 1. Introduction A Course
Hence, it can be also called as the language of diplomacy and international politics. If you really want to make your own way in the modern world, learning a second language is imperative. English has a grip as the language of the global world, and being so it has become the most commonly learnt second language amongst foreign language speakers. English is the most commonly taught second language in foreign schools, as English is the collective language spoken by 1,8 billion people worldwide, 27% of the world’s population. (Zeeshan Naved,
Language in the modern world is diverse and in a constant state of change with the adoption of slang, abbreviations and assimilation. While the language changes, people that are accustomed to the dialect they were raised with change with it, their speech is modified then the language changes altogether. A prime example is the Mexican and Spanish language, the Spanish inhabited Mexico and over the years of separation a new language was formed that remains very similar to the Spanish language however it created a new language altogether. With that being said, forcing a new language down the throats of children, that may or may not be having a hard time with english as it is, feels pretentious. Many countries require English to be taught as a second language in their school system the reason has to do primarily with the roots of emigration, when a citizen of another country chooses to emigrate to the United States they are assessed in multiple areas in the school system.