Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (SSEHR 2017)

Developing Related Cultural Awareness in TEFL

Authors
Haiyan Gu
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Haiyan Gu
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ssehr-17.2018.106How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cultural Awareness, Target Language.
Abstract
Broadly speaking, the chief aim of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is to enable learners to communicate successfully with native speakers. It is commonly thought that language is a tool for communication. Is mastery of the "tool" equal to success in intercultural communication? Do people with different mother tongues think and behave alike? What factors affect learners' appropriateness in intercultural communication? This paper is meant to probe into the relationship between the attainment of native like competence and related cultural awareness. It claims that only mastery of linguistic competence is not enough for successful communication. It is quite necessary to develop a full understanding of the systems of knowledge, belief, customs, morals and emotions of the new culture as well as the social and psychological integration of the learner with the target language.
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Proceedings
6th International Conference on Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (SSEHR 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
February 2018
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978-94-6252-471-2
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ssehr-17.2018.106How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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