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Cultural understanding in EFL reading in Argentina

Melina Porto

Cultural understanding in EFL reading in Argentina

by Melina Porto

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Published by Nova Science Publishers in Hauppauge, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMelina Porto
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE3370.2 .P67 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24579910M
ISBN 109781616683184
LC Control Number2010012155

The Intercultural Approach to EFL Teaching and Learning— nowadays, it is a widely known fact that teaching and learning a foreign lan-guage cannot be reduced to the direct teaching of linguistic skills like pho-nology, morphology, vocabulary, and syntax. The contemporary models of communicative competence show thatFile Size: KB. Cultural know-how Learning about a country's culture can help you secure good working relations on your travels. • Learn idioms used for describing etiquette and behaviour. • Read about the importance of understanding the cultural etiquette of different countries. • .

Book Description. Illustrated by an empirical study of English as a Foreign Language reading in Argentina, this book argues for a different approach to the theoretical rationales and methodological designs typically used to investigate cultural understanding in reading, in particular foreign language reading. Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely mono-cultural groups of students. In both cases, there is opportunity to celebrate diversity through the telling of traditional tales, whatever the age group and profile of our students/5(61).

English Language Teaching and Learning is one of the U.S. Embassy’s top priorities. English language skills are necessary to compete in today’s global market. The worlds of science, technology, and international business use English as their common language. English Language skills are also important to understanding U.S culture and values in Argentina and to help. Hanauer, D. (). Focus-On-Cultural understanding: Literary reading in the second language classroom. CAUCE, Revista de Filología y Didáctica (24), Hanauer, D. (). The task of poetry reading and second language learning. Applied linguistics, Hess, K. (). Poetry as an Intercultural Peace Bridge for Teaching ESL.


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Cultural understanding in EFL reading in Argentina by Melina Porto Download PDF EPUB FB2

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (x, 91 pages): illustrations: Contents: CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING IN EFL READING IN ARGENTINA; CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING IN EFL READING IN ARGENTINA ; CONTENTS ; PREFACE ; INTRODUCTION ; BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY ; RATIONALE ; Conceptions of Reading in this Study ; Cultural Perspectives in L2 Reading.

Get this from a library. Cultural understanding in EFL reading in Argentina. [Melina Porto]. Cultural understanding in EFL reading in Argentina Saved in: Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.

culture in EFL textbooks and why this could be important to investigate. This review sets out to examine (1) the current research on what cultural content in EFL textbooks exists, (2) how the cultural content is represented and (3) what impact or consequences the cultural content might have on students’ intercultural competence and : Patrik Aguirre Quiroga.

This article problematizes current, quantitative approaches to the analysis of culture in foreign language textbooks as objectifying culture, and offers an alternative, semiotic framework that examines texts, images, and tasks as merely engendering particular meanings in the act of by: This book is an interesting read that addresses the reputation Argentina has as seeming "European", among other topics.

It's a look at the more general history, culture and politics of the country through a mix of songs, articles, comic strips, scholarly essays, poems and short stories, most of which have been written by Argentines. Cultural Elements in EFL Course Books As can be observed from Table 1, regarding the social factors, except for very few themes like stereotypes (0%) and architecture (%) outer circle cultural.

A conclusion can be drawn like this: the cultural cont ent in English as foreign language (henceforth EFL) textbooks is one of the best resources for introducing culture knowledge to learners in China, and the cultural content in EFL textbooks is and will be the critical element even the determining element for.

current chapter ends with some helpful techniques for the teaching of reading to EFL learners. The Reading Skill Defined Listening, speaking, reading and writing are regarded as the four fundamental skills to acquire/learn a foreign language.

The reading skill is a necessary skill for aAuthor: Wahiba Babaiba. Authentic Materials and Cultural Content in EFL Classrooms content is a key to effective teaching and learning a language provided that problems arising from introducing culture into EFL classroom are dealt with effectively and teaching strategies and learning materials are chosen appropriately.

speakers as well as about one's own. culture in the EFL classroom in three different institutions in La Plata, Argentina. In order to do this, eleven EFL teachers who were using three different EFL textbooks (World English 3, Laser B1+, and Upstream B2+) were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire.

Also, with the aim of determining to what extent these textbooks reflect. understanding of native culture and target culture; (5) Making students know that people’s behavior was affected by culture.

The cultivation of students’ cultural awareness in EFL teaching can encourage students to break the obstacles of intercommunication and master the culture of the target language, and in turn, promote teaching effect.

Teaching Culture in the EFL/ESL classroom Abstract This article is intended to discuss prominent issues in teaching culture to second and foreign language students. The concepts of language and culture will be defined, respectively. Next, the characteristics and components of culture will be presented.

In addition, commonly used terms inFile Size: KB. Introduction. Communicative textbooks occupy a main place in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) because many teachers depend on them as the bases for helping learners develop communicative competence: the ability to use language, convey messages, and negotiate meaning with other speakers in social contexts of real life (Bachman, ; Savignon,).Cited by: 7.

The model is designed to investigate, analyse and describe EFL readers' processes of cultural understanding in a specific context. Cultural understanding in reading is typically investigated using inappropriate theoretical rationales framed, for instance, within static and essentialist notions of culture.

Knowing the attitude of students toward the adaptation of cultural elements would be of great advantage in designing EFL text books since culture plays a significant role in language pedagogy.

Concerning the limitations of previous research, it would be worth replicating and extending these studies to achieve at a better understanding of the role nativization play in reading comprehension. PROFILE Vol. 17, No. 2, July-December ISSN (printed) (online). Bogotá, Colombia.

Pages The Cultural Content in EFL Textbooks and What Teachers Need to. Cultural awareness begins with developing a sensitivity and understanding of your students' beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and values.

Be proactive when it comes to learning about the different cultural backgrounds of your students. Read up on the cultural characteristics, history and customs of your students' native countries.

As a result of the findings, it was found out that Syrian EFL students had generally positive perspectives on the cultural elements of the target language contained in their course books. Discover. The paper examines how EFL course-books published during the past two decades address the teaching of reading comprehension at intermediate levels and beyond.

In particular, it considers the selection of texts, the types of activities used, and the reflection of current views on the teaching of reading comprehension. KEYWORDS: EFL, reading Author: Marzook Maazi Alshammari. A Critical Analysis of Cultural Content in EFL Materials 8 with members of specific target cultures.

Many texts addressing cultural content are limited to offering overt, “tourist culture” or teaching abstract and irrelevant facts which are often presented with bias and consequently do .English reading materials for EFL and ESL students. Develop your reading skills. The texts cover a variety of topics, fulfilling every students needs.

Read these texts and do the comprehension questions.Understanding logical meaning-making in Chinese high school students’ EFL writing: A systemic perspective; Mike Tittanen Effect of Lexical aspect and grounding on the use of the progressive; Masanobu Sato Exploring EFL learners’ attitudes towards topic-based lexical network and form-based grammatical network activities.