Cultural Strategy in Primary School English Teaching in Linzhi District
International Journal of Elementary Education
Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages: 45-52
Received: Apr. 12, 2019; Accepted: May 23, 2019; Published: Jun. 13, 2019
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Xu Jie, School of Teacher Education, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang, China
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Abstract
English curriculum in primary school is offered in Grade three Chinese compulsory education system, even it has been set up in Grade one in economically developed regions. Learning a language does not mean that to learn its vocabulary and grammar is sufficient enough to use the language correctly and have successful cross-cultural communication. The rich connotation, as the remarkable feature of language, it is beneficial to cultivate the pupil’s cultural awareness of English countries for correctly understanding and using English properly while cross-cultural communications occurring, for deepening the pupil’s understanding of traditional great culture of Chinese people, for fostering consciousness of patriotism. The results of questionnaire survey which researched by 150 pupils in Gongbujiangda County, Linzhi District, Tibet, showed the pupil’s cultural awareness for English countries directly. Pupils have known something for elemental culture of these countries, but it is not enough, and the weakness for cultural awareness results to their weakness for comprehensive language application ability generally, and the failure that easily shows its place in the communication. According to the above research, three suggestions are put forward to solve these problems. The first one is that primary school English teachers need to increase personal English culture quality. Make use of textbooks to compare cultural difference with cultural infiltration as the second one. And the other one is various channels for cultivating cultural awareness by multimedia.
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Primary School English, Cultural Awareness, Strategy, Linzhi District
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Xu Jie, Cultural Strategy in Primary School English Teaching in Linzhi District, International Journal of Elementary Education. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 45-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijeedu.20190802.12
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