ERIC Number: ED474024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
La anglofonia y literaturas poscoloniales en la ensenanza de ingles como lengua extranjera (Anglophonism and Postcolonial Literature in Teaching English as a Second Language).
Zoreda, Margaret Lee
This paper, written in Spanish, focuses on the instruction of English as a Second Language in the context of cultural understanding, rather than from a purely linguistic point of view. It argues that foreign language instruction should include lessons in the field of sociology, anthropology, history, geography, politics, the arts, and popular culture to foster not only academic learning, but also a level of "social empathy." Through the study of postcolonial literature, new perspectives are provided vis-a-vis the formerly dominating nation and the students' own culture to allow the student to develop his own "voice" and accept his own diversified identity. (AS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Symposium on the Teaching and Learning of Language and Literature (3rd, Mexico City, Mexico, August 2-3, 2002).