On Cultural Awareness in Middle School English Teaching
- 10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.40How to use a DOI?
- cultural awareness, difference,cross-cultural communication,English teaching
This paper focuses on enhancing students’ ability of cross-cultural communication and their understanding of cultural differences especially in attitudes and values. Teachers can obtain the goal by providing cultural information, experiencing culture via role-plays, explaining culture with authentic materials and encouraging students to communicate with native English speakers. This article suggests that in middle school English teaching, teachers can provide a relaxed atmosphere for students to have an idea of the differences between their own culture and others’ and explain the differences to strengthen students’ cross-cultural awareness. It is expected that students can learn a second language not only from the aspect of grammar but of both language and culture.
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TY - CONF AU - Li Zhang AU - Caiyun Zhang PY - 2015/12 DA - 2015/12 TI - On Cultural Awareness in Middle School English Teaching BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 161 EP - 163 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.40 DO - 10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.40 ID - Zhang2015/12 ER -