With knowledge of the language must exist a similar knowledge of the social, religious, and economic attitudes of a people." (Seelye p.
6)Learning a language in isolation of its cultural roots prevents one from becoming socialized into its contextual use.
Knowledge of linguistic structure alone does not carry with it any special insight into the political, social, religious, or economic system.Or even insight into when you should talk and when you should not. "A language is part of a culture and culture is part of language; the two are intricately interwoven so that one cannot separate the two without losing the significance of either language or culture." (Douglas-Brown- 1994) (Buttjes, D. Teaching foreign language and culture: Social impact and political significance.(developed by Taylor & Sorenson, 1961) Culture capsules are generally prepared out of class by a student but presented during class time in 5 or 10 minutes.The concept was developed by Taylor & Sorenson (1961).4) Note - where communicative competence in the language and culture occurs.
Students know both what to say and how to do it in a culturally appropriate manner.Language Learning Journal, 2, 53-57.) 1- Language acquisition does not follow a universal sequence, but differs across cultures; 2- The process of becoming a competent member of society is realized through exchanges of language in particular social situations; 3- Every society orchestrates the ways in which children participate in particular situations, and this, in turn, affects the form, the function and the content of children's utterances; 4- Caregivers' primary concern is not with grammatical input, but with the transmission of sociocultural knowledge; 5- The native learner, in addition to language, acquires also the paralinguistic patterns and the kinesics of his or her culture. 55) A) The Frankenstein Approach: A taco from here, a flamenco dancer from here, a Gacho from here, a bullfight from there B) The 4-F approach: Folk dances, festivals, fairs and food C) Tour Guide Approach: Monuments, rivers, cities, etc.D) By-The-Way Approach: Sporadic lectures or bits of behavior selected 1) Nature of content -- getting information - what is the capital of the US? 2) Learning objectives -- demonstrate a mastery of the information.- how did it feel to act like Americans do at a football game? 2) Learning objectives: by behavior/statements demonstrate understanding of ones' feelings, values, opinions, attitudes, and act upon them.3) Techniques/activities - learners examine and make statements about themselves, - reflective writing, - feedback on above activities. We have already concluded that teaching culture needs to be integrated in the curriculum of the foreign language.2) Learning objectives: demonstrate an ability -- a fluency, an expertise, confidence, ease.