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The Promotion of Intercultural Understanding in English Language Teaching Textbooks

A Content Analysis

Anna Maria De Bartolo    Università della Calabria, Italia    

Costanza Mancuso    Università della Calabria, Italia    

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abstract

The paper centres around the idea that second language learning is an intercultural process. The global role of English as a primary means of intercultural communication has highlighted the need to develop intercultural competences in language learners. Based on these premises, this study will explore the extent to which intercultural aspects are incorporated in course materials and textbooks. A content analysis of 4 textbooks will be conducted. The preliminary results will highlight the limited coverage of intercultural content in most of the textbooks analysed and the need to promote intercultural knowledge and understanding in the language classroom.

Pubblicato
22 Novembre 2021
Accettato
08 Settembre 2021
Presentato
01 Ottobre 2020
Lingua
EN

Keywords: Teachers’ awarenessLanguage and cultureIntercultural communicationContent analysisELT/ELF textbooks

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