Communication, culture and language teaching

This article describes the factors that are necessary for an efficient cross-cultural communication. It makes reference to the relationship that exists between language and culture, the importance of including culture as part of the second language teaching curriculum, and the problems teachers face...

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Autor Principal: Valverde, Giovanni
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica, Sede de Occidente 2006
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/pensamiento-actual/article/view/6659
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21498
Sumario: This article describes the factors that are necessary for an efficient cross-cultural communication. It makes reference to the relationship that exists between language and culture, the importance of including culture as part of the second language teaching curriculum, and the problems teachers face when trying to include cultural aspects in their classes. It also discusses different approaches and techniques proposed for the systematic introduction of cultural aspects in second language teaching.