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The Impact of Cultural Based Activities in Foreign Language Teaching at Upper-Intermediate (B2) Level
Education Journal
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2013, Pages: 108-113
Received: Mar. 30, 2013; Published: Jun. 10, 2013
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Yakup Doganay, Faculty of Philology, Süleyman Demirel University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Abstract
This Study is conducted to find out the influence of cultural based activities in foreign language teaching through conducting number of lessons continued approximately 10 weeks in Language School at Süleyman Demirel University. We have tried to find out the attitudes of students towards teaching/learning foreign language through cultural based activities and the effects of these cultural based activities applied in English lessons on developing communicative and linguistic competence in L2. Among them were used: games, role plays, dialogues, discussions, comparisons of home and host cultures, video and authentic materials that can help and encourage students to sustain their interest and work. Through practicing various cultural based tasks and exercises, the students explored communicative skills. The tasks conducted both for the teachers’ and students’ insights into how cultural based activities can be used not only to develop students’ confidence and language skills but also to expand their sense of awareness of intercultural concerns in L2.
Keywords
Intercultural Communicative Competence, Attitudes, Cultural Based Activities, Assessment, Lingua-Culture
To cite this article
Yakup Doganay, The Impact of Cultural Based Activities in Foreign Language Teaching at Upper-Intermediate (B2) Level, Education Journal. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 108-113. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20130204.11
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