Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education

On Cultural Awareness in Middle School English Teaching

Authors
Li Zhang, Caiyun Zhang
Corresponding Author
Li Zhang
Available Online December 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cultural awareness, difference,cross-cultural communication,English teaching
Abstract

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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© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-126-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.40How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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