Culture in foreign language education: issues past and present


Culture in foreign language education: issues past and present

Show simple record

dc.contributor.advisor Garza, Thomas J.
dc.creator Rigby, Laura Beth 2010-09-13T17:50:04Z 2010-09-13T17:50:09Z 2010-09-13T17:50:04Z 2010-09-13T17:50:09Z 2009-08 2010-09-13 August 2009
dc.description.abstract For at least a century, applied linguists have been researching and developing an ever evolving concept of how to approach and teach culture in the foreign language (FL) classroom. Frequently, we find researchers stating why culture should be taught, offering their own definitions of culture, and suggesting methods for practical implementation. A common goal in this process has been finding a cohesive definition of culture that would unite the field in the implementation of methods that would naturally follow. While great strides have been made in the development of theories, definitions, and suggested methods, there exists a lag between researchers’ discoveries and the application of the concept in teachers’ lessons. This paper will briefly review the history of culture research in the FL field, offer analysis of potential reasons for the lag in implementation, and conclude with an overview of challenges in the practical field.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Foreign Language Education
dc.subject Culture
dc.subject Foreign Language
dc.title Culture in foreign language education: issues past and present 2010-09-13T17:50:09Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Horwitz, Elaine K.
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text Foreign Language Education Foreign Language Education The University of Texas at Austin Masters Master of Arts

Files in this work

Size: 216.8Kb
Format: application/pdf

This work appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple record

Advanced Search


My Account