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ERIC Number: ED526818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
The Cultural Aspect of Foreign Languages Teaching at Primary School in Turkey
Sadik, Turkoglu; Omer, Kocer
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 4 p482-488 2011
Learning a foreign language is a new concept at primary school in Turkey. Even if the Minister of National Education has been thinking of it for a long time, it has only been compulsory since 2006. Pedagogues are still doing research on the way to teach a new language to children. One of the ideas is to base this new learning on cultural contents. This method respects the close link between language and culture. Moreover, using a cultural base is an efficient way to interest children and open their minds. This method can be efficient if we join together some parameters: a motivated teacher (who works alone or with a staff), cultural contents adapted to the age and the interests of children, a frequent use of foreign language as a way of communication, a work in link with other subjects of the primary school and the use of genuine and varied supports. Such a work helps pupils to build their personalities and progress with the foreign language.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey