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ERIC Number: EJ1067254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
The Cultural Content in EFL Textbooks and What Teachers Need to Do about It (El contenido cultural en los textos de inglés y qué necesitan hacer los profesores al respecto)
Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v17 n2 p167-187 Jul-Dec 2015
This article analyzes the cultural content in three communicative English as a foreign language textbooks that are used as main instructional resources in the English classroom. The study examined whether the textbooks include elements of surface or deep culture, and the findings indicate that the textbooks contain only static and congratulatory topics of surface culture and omit complex and transformative forms of culture. Consequently, the second part of the article suggests how teachers can address deep-rooted aspects of culture that might help English as a foreign language learners build more substantive intercultural competence in the language classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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