Essays about: "importance of learning foreign culture"

Found 4 essays containing the words importance of learning foreign culture.

  1. 1. The transformative effect of learning about a culture through foreign language acquisition : A case study of Greek adults learning about Hispanic culture in Spanish language classes in Greece.

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande

    Author : Maria Kalouptsi; [2016]
    Keywords : language; culture; Spanish language; Hispanic culture; foreign language learning; cultural awareness; culture-language interconnectedness; transformative learning theory; adult learning;

    Abstract : This paper concerns a case study which attempts to underline the importance of culture learning through foreign language acquisition in the transformation of prejudices and the fomentation of cultural awareness. More specifically, it aims to present the way in which adult learners’ critical reflection on culture in combination to foreign language learning can lead to their acknowledgement of the equity between cultures and their proximity to “the other”, a fact that is considered to foster cultural respect and awareness. READ MORE

  2. 2. Culture in the EFL classroom - which cultures dominate the classroom?

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Marcus Hammar; [2013-06-28]
    Keywords : Culture pedagogy; English as a foreign language; syllabi for English 5; 6 and 7; target language culture;

    Abstract : In this essay a number of English teachers at upper-secondary level in Sweden have responded to questions concerning the concept of "culture" from mainly two points of view. Firstly, this essay analyses which topics the teachers prioritise and what their attitudes are towards teaching culture within the subject of English. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reading in the English classroom : A comparative study of attitudes to literature in vocational and academic programs in the first year of upper secondary school in Sweden

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Estetisk-filosofiska fakulteten

    Author : Rebecca Ragnarsson; [2012]
    Keywords : English literature studies; advantages from reading fiction; second or foreign language learning; motivation;

    Abstract : Being able to read and write different kinds of texts in English is more important than ever, and previous research has shown that the latter of those two skills benefits from the former. The importance of reading is stressed in the curriculum for upper secondary education. READ MORE

  4. 4. Business Applications Outside Their Original Contexts : Study of an Iranian Company

    University essay from IHH, Informatik

    Author : Mehdi Talebi; Iman Norifard; [2006]
    Keywords : IT; Development; Culture;

    Abstract : This paper is about the importance of culture in the usage of business applications and how they function outside their original context. When involved in an environment that has different culture or value than yours, it is important to live and interact on a high level with the group of people or company that you are in project with because we believe that it will help you to understand and value the culture you are working with. READ MORE