TITLE

Teachers? and Learners? Attitudes towards Culture and Culture Learning in a Turkish Context

AUTHOR(S)
Kahraman, Ayhan
PUB. DATE
July 2016
SOURCE
Journal of Language & Linguistics Studies;2016, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the field of ELT, the undeniable relationship between language and culture has always been a focus of attention from a variety of perspectives. Sociologists, anthropologists and naturally applied linguists have tried to understand whether cultural aspects of L2 scaffold or interfere in much the way where other types of contrasting linguistic systems do. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate teachers? and EFL learners? perspectives on understanding of „culture?; attitudes towards culture teaching; the cultural topics they favour to teach/learn in the classroom; time allocation to culture teaching/learning and finally their attitudes towards intercultural communicative competence. The data were collected through a Likert type questionnaire in which Turkish teachers of English and Turkish university students were asked questions to respond with the purpose of finding the importance of cultural aspects in learning the target language. The analysed results show encouraging signs for changing the perception of cultural teaching by some sound evidence provided by the participants of the study.
ACCESSION #
119468480

 

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