SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 13, No 1 (2013)

Teaching Foreign Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom

Kesinee Chaisri




Abstract


Learning about foreign culture is becoming increasingly more important in the learning of a foreign language. Learners, apart from learning grammar, the phrasal structure and the vocabulary of the target language, have to learn how to communicate with the native speakers of a particular language. They have to achieve an intercultural understanding while still preserving their own culture. Different teaching methods take this into account; traditional methods (Grammar-Translation approach), Audio-Oral and Structured-Global Visual-Audio approach (SGVA), the Communicative approach, the Socio-cultural approach and the Intercultural approach. This article aims to show the different teaching methods that language teachers can adapt or be aware of when they teach foreign culture in the classroom.

Key Words: Foreign Culture; Intercultural; Learning Foreign Culture;
Teaching Methods

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