The Potential of Local Culture in English Language Teaching (ELT): A Response Paper to Domination of English Material in ELT
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- local culture, learning material, World Englishes
Language and culture have been widely assumed to be inseparable. Under this assumption learning language requires learning the culture of the target language. In ELT context, this suggests the ELT practices that use learning materials, activities and teaching approaches related to English culture. While these practices have been widely believed to be very useful for successful English learning, they have been greatly questioned as they might not be suitable with students’ own or local contexts or culture. This paper presents a result of a theoretical review-based study on the potential of using local cultural materials under the domination of Western cultural materials in EFL context. The data in the study include selected books, review articles and empirical research articles. PQRS (Preview, Question, Read, Summarize) was used as the method of data analysis. From the study, it was found that Vigotsky’s social development theory, schemata theory and the phenomenon of World Englishes strongly support the use of local cultural in ELT. The theories suggest that using local culture-related materials in EFL classrooms, teachers would potentially facilitate students to achieve English competencies while resisting the domination of English material in English language teaching.
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TY - CONF AU - Ni Luh Putu Indah Yusniawati AU - Yuni Budi Lestari PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/26 TI - The Potential of Local Culture in English Language Teaching (ELT): A Response Paper to Domination of English Material in ELT BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Education and Social Science (ACCESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 318 EP - 320 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210525.098 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.098 ID - Yusniawati2021 ER -