ERIC Number: ED030345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Culture through Reading.
Guidelines for developing cross-cultural awareness and understanding in high school students studying a second language are offered to teachers of all languages, but more detailed references are supplied for the teacher of Spanish. Suggestions include teaching the familiar first, presenting a well-rounded view of the target culture, balancing the exotic with the everyday aspects, stressing cultural and intrinsic worth, reading worthwhile cultural materials in English, and providing intensive reading experiences of a wide range of materials both in the classroom and at home. A number of appropriate materials are mentioned. (AF)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Directed Reading Activity, Foreign Culture, Guidelines, Language Teachers, Latin American Culture, Reading Assignments, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Secondary School Students, Spanish Culture, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (5th, Atlanta, Georgia, February 13-15, 1969)