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Culture Bound : Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching - Joyce Merrill Valdes

Culture Bound

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1986
ISBN: 9780521310451
Number Of Pages: 236

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This book is designed to give language teachers a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. The paperback edition is a collection of selected essays that attempts to provide language teachers with a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. It includes essays written especially for the volume, as well as some that have been previously published.

Preface
Language, Thought, and Culture
Language and thought
Culture and the written language
Acculturation and mind
Learning a second culture
Cultural Differences and Similarities
How to compare two cultures
Kinesics and cross-cultural understanding
Intercultural differences and communicative approaches to foreign-language teaching in the Third World
' ... So near the United States'
Cultural clues to the Middle Eastern student
XANADU - 'A miracle of rare device': the teaching of English in China
Compliments in cross-cultural perspective
Classroom Applications
Culture in the classroom
Newspapers: vehicles for teaching ESOL with a cultural focus
Culture in literature
English language teaching from an intercultural perspective
An argument for culture analysis in the second language classroom
Culture bump and beyond
The culture test
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521310451
ISBN-10: 0521310458
Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 22nd December 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3