ERIC Number: ED030349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Language and Culture: Two for the See-Saw.
A number of ways to interweave the teaching of culture with the teaching of language skills at all levels are suggested. In considering the manners by which to present selected cultural patterns at the different levels, the article cites three methods by which teaching culture can be incorporated easily into the language teaching activities of teaching songs, greetings, and oral composition and reading. Means of implementing the cultural objective taken from the 1956 Northeast Conference on Language Teaching include the (1) use of authentic materials, (2) discussion of certain key themes or culturally significant words, (3) study of the angle from which the target language people see us, (4) preparation by the students of pertinent questions for guest speakers, and (5) a visit to the target country with a group of students. A list of addresses of sources of French, Spanish, and German cultural materials and a 10-item selected bibliography of pertinent publications conclude the article. (AF)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences, Experiential Learning, Foreign Culture, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Summary of a speech given before the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (5th, Atlanta, Georgia, February 13-15, 1969)