Teaching Culture in EFL Classrooms. Naima Leghtas. 1- What is culture ?. 2- Why is it important to teach Culture ? In order to communicate efficiently and meaningfully, students should know about :. Role expectations that affect how people speak and behave.
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Task:Describe your country’s traditional wedding ceremony focusing on the following cultural aspects . Present your work on transparencies:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith have five children between the ages 10 and 20. Mr. Smith’s mother has lived in the same town as the Smiths all of their lives. Mr. Smith’s father died several years before. Mr. Smith’s mother had an accident and breaks her hip. She needs to have care everyday. The Smiths have a very small home but they could host the grand mother if some of the children double up in the bedrooms.
In group discuss what should the Smiths do and why basing your answer on your culture’s beliefs and values. Report to other groups your ideas.
write a culturgram about a country you wish to visit. Give your partners cues to guess what it is.