Context and Culture in Language Teaching

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OUP Oxford, Jun 17, 1993 - Foreign Language Study - 295 pages
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This is an attempt to redraw the boundaries of foreign language study. It focuses attention not just on cultural knowledge as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as an educational objective in its own right, as an end as well as a means of language learning. Winner MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize
 

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Contents

The importance of context in language education
9
Educational challenges
15
Contexts of speech and social interaction
34
Teaching the spoken language
70
Stories and discourses
105
Teaching the literary text
130
Authentic texts and contexts
177
Teaching language along the cultural faultline
205
Looking for third places
233
Appendices
260
Bibliography
268
Index
290
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Claire Kramsch is at University of California, Berkeley.

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