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Sino-English Culture Difference and Teaching in Foreign Language Education  [cached]
Shuying An
Asian Social Science , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v7n7p190
Abstract: In the foreign education, the importance of teaching of foreign culture has been widely recognized. How to teach culture in foreign language education is faced by language educators all over the world. The question is very complicated since the answer relies on our understanding of the relation between the home culture and foreign culture, the relation between language and culture. This article deals with the deep connotation of English culture. It sets forth the differences between Chinese and English culture in such aspects as attitudes to compliments and business activities. It also concerns several options for the teaching of foreign culture in language programmes. As a conclusion, it points out that the English teachers in China should focus on cultivating the students’ cultural creativity in foreign language education.
Culture Differences and English Teaching
Jin Wang
English Language Teaching , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/elt.v4n2p223
Abstract: Language is a part of culture, and plays a very important role in the development of the culture. Some sociologists consider it as the keystone of culture. They believe, without language, culture would not be available. At the same time, language is influenced and shaped by culture, it reflects culture. Therefore, culture plays a very important part in language teaching, which is widely acknowledged by English teaching circle. This thesis depicts the relationship between culture and language. As a result, the gap of cultural differences is one of the most important barriers in English teaching and study. Among the students, lacking of cultural background knowledge can, to a great extent, hold up the improvement of English teaching and become a noticeable problem. At present, the objective of English teaching has broken free from the traditional listening, speaking, reading and writing, and the demand for cultural background knowledge in language learning has been gradually concerned. Presentation of history of the country which has the target language, cultural background knowledge and customs is the proposed solution to the problem. This paper mainly discusses how to present cultural background knowledge and expose learners to it in the need of English teaching at Chinese schools so as to solve the problems caused by cultural differences, help learners grasp the crux of the language and develop their comprehensive English ability.
A Study of Culture Teaching in College English Teaching
Liangguang Huang,Runjiang Xu
Theory and Practice in Language Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.4304/tpls.1.6.681-687
Abstract: Language and culture are intertwined and language is an inseparable part of culture. Language, as the carrier of culture, is influenced and shaped by culture, it reflects culture and plays a very important role in it. Because of different cultural backgrounds, misunderstandings often arise among people who speak different languages even there are not any grammatical mistakes in their conversation, thus intercultural communication failure occurs. With the development of economic globalization, intercultural communication is greatly increasing. More and more foreign language educators have realized that we should attach more importance to culture in our foreign language teaching and a new term “culture teaching” is introduced. We should have correct attitudes towards language and culture, towards language teaching and culture teaching. At the same time, we should be fully aware that putting culture teaching in English teaching practice is still a challenging task and it still has a long way to go. Not only relevant scholars and experts but also common English language teachers should have a clear macroscopical grasp of culture teaching in order to cultivate students’, especially non-English major students’ intercultural communicative competence to catch up with the development of the world.
Design of the Model of Constructivist Learning Theory for Moral Education in Physical Education Teaching  [cached]
Chenyu Wang
International Education Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v4n3p62
Abstract: In order to achieve better effect of moral education in physical education teaching, this article employed constructivist learning theory to design the model of moral education according to the characteristics of physical education teaching, in order that the majority of P.E. teachers draw lessons from it in their teaching practice, and service to cultivate high-quality talents.
A Study of the Teaching of Culture in College English
Decheng Jiang
Journal of Language Teaching and Research , 2010, DOI: 10.4304/jltr.1.5.735-737
Abstract: Language is a system of arbitrary vocal symbols used for human communication. It is closely and intricately related to culture. It is part of culture. And as carriers of culture, language reflects culture. This essay dwells on the digging of the relationship between the language teaching, especially English teaching, and culture teaching today, and tries to find a more suitable method of language teaching as well as culture teaching.
How to Enhance Culture Teaching in English Language Classes
Baohe Zhao
Theory and Practice in Language Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.4304/tpls.1.7.847-850
Abstract: Language is closely related to culture. Language expresses and embodies cultural reality, in the meantime, culture exerts enormous influences on language. Therefore, language learning is often culture learning. The author, based on the negligence of culture teaching in English language classes, illustrates the influences of cultural knowledge on reading, translating and intercultural communicating, and proposes suggestions on culture teaching in English language teaching (ELT).
The Practice of English Teaching in the Meteorological Correspondence Education  [cached]
Shaohui Miao
English Language Teaching , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/elt.v3n4p249
Abstract: The correspondence education is the important part of the national education, and its education objects give priority to working staffs. The objects of the meteorological correspondence education are working staffs in the meteorological departments, and most of these students have engaged in the operation work for a long time, keeping at a distance with theoretical learning, and because the attended study time of correspondence education is deficient, and most of them are difficult to study. English is a basic course in the meteorological correspondence education, and the students have different English levels, so the English teaching becomes difficult. To enhance the teaching level of the meteorological correspondence education, the existing problems in the current meteorological correspondence English teaching are analyzed, and the methods of adults’ English learning are discussed in this article.
The Application of English-Chinese Comparison to Culture Teaching  [cached]
Qiu-juan ZHU
Canadian Social Science , 2006,
Abstract: This thesis is a tentative endeavor to employ English-Chinese comparison to culture teaching so as to help English learners overcome negative transfer from their native culture and learn more idiomatic English. Key words: the English language, the Chinese language, comparison, culture teaching Résumé: Cet essai tente d’employer la comparaison anglais-chinois à l’enseignement de culture afin d’aider les apprenants de l’anglais à vaincre les transferts négatifs de leur culture native à la culture anglaise et à apprendre davantage un anglais impeccable. Mots-Clés: langue anglaise, langue chinoise, comparaison, enseignement de culture
Integrating the Coffee Culture with the Teaching of English  [cached]
Zuluaga Corrales Carmen Tulia,López Pinzón Margarita María,Quintero Corzo Josefina
Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development , 2009,
Abstract: The present article gives account of the results of a research project developed at the University of Caldas with a group of preservice teachers and advisors. The purpose of the work was to sensitize the academic community about the importance of rescuing the cultural identity of rural school students. To achieve this goal, advisors and preservice teachers innovated the school curriculum by integrating the coffee culture to the English program. The study revealed that preservice teachers became skillful at designing content-based tasks that were more meaningful for the students; likewise, they became more sensitive to the problems that affected rural students and their families. It was also found that these students became aware of the commitment they had with the region and its surroundings; furthermore, because classes were more appealing, their motivation increased significantly. Key words: Cultural integration, curriculum, preservice teacher, foreign language teaching-learning process, rural school Este artículo da cuenta de los resultados de una investigación desarrollada en la Universidad de Caldas con un grupo de educadores en formación y sus asesoras, con el fin de sensibilizar a la comunidad académica sobre la importancia de rescatar la identidad cultural de los estudiantes de las escuelas rurales. Para lograr este objetivo, las asesoras y educadores en formación realizaron innovaciones en el currículo al integrar la cultura cafetera a los contenidos de los cursos de inglés. El estudio demostró que los docentes en formación desarrollaron habilidades para dise ar actividades que integraran los contenidos de inglés con la cultura cafetera y que fueran más significativas para los estudiantes. Asimismo, se mostraron más sensibles hacia los problemas que afectaban a los estudiantes y a sus familias. Se encontró también que los estudiantes de las escuelas rurales se concientizaron acerca del compromiso que debían tener con la región y sus alrededores. Puesto que las clases fueron más atractivas, los niveles de motivación de los estudiantes incrementaron significativamente. Palabras clave: Integración cultural, currículo, practicante, procesos de ense anza-aprendizaje de una lengua extranjera, escuela rural
Moral education and culture Educa o moral e cultura  [cached]
Pedro Goergen
Estudos de Sociologia , 2010,
Abstract: The text aims at clarifying some of the most relevant aspects of moral education in the plural contemporary world. We take into account that moral education is possible and necessary since it is conceived as a cultural and ethical renovation promoted by education in all its dimensions and by aiming at the formation of a public consciousness. In order to do so, it is necessary for school to abdicate its position as a promoter of the excluding and marginalizing system and start to institute a process of understanding in the scope of a public, democratic, respectful and tolerant space. Keywords: Moral education. Ethics. Culture. Plurality. Public space. O texto busca elucidar alguns dos mais relevantes aspectos da educa o moral no mundo plural contemporaneo. Parte-se do suposto de que a educa o moral é possível e necessária, desde que concebida como uma renova o cultural e ética promovida pela educa o em todas as suas dimens es, com vistas à forma o de uma consciência pública. Para tanto, faz-se necessário que a escola abdique de sua posi o promotora do sistema excludente e marginalizador e passe a instituir um processo de entendimento no ambito de um espa o público, democrático, respeitoso e tolerante. Palavras-chave: Educa o moral. ética. Cultura. Pluralidade. Espa o público.
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