Developing Related Cultural Awareness in TEFL
Available Online February 2018.
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- Cultural Awareness, Target Language.
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Haiyan Gu PY - 2018/02 DA - 2018/02 TI - Developing Related Cultural Awareness in TEFL BT - 6th International Conference on Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (SSEHR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 471 EP - 474 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ssehr-17.2018.106 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ssehr-17.2018.106 ID - Gu2018/02 ER -