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ERIC Number: EJ935356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
"To Market, to Market": Exploring the Teaching-Learning Interface in Developing Intercultural Interactions from Textbook Activities--Crossing Languages and Cultures
Morgan, Anne-Marie; Mercurio, Nives
Babel, v45 n2-3 p59-70 2011
In this paper we consider what happens at the "teaching-learning interface" in some Indonesian and Italian examples of classroom interactions within an intercultural orientation to languages teaching and learning. Using activities from textbooks as a starting point, we identify the underlying linguistic, cultural, and intercultural concepts with which we want learners to engage. These concepts are explored through the development of questions and processes to use in classroom interactions. We suggest ways of scaffolding these interactions to elicit responses from students on their critical reading of the texts, in considering how language and culture relate to and influence each other, and on the meanings students derive from these interactions based on their existing experiences and developing understandings. (Contains 7 figures.)
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia