مجلة الآداب و العلوم الإجتماعية
Volume 12, Numéro 20, Pages 19-35

Evaluation Of Intercultural Communicative Competence In The English Language Textbook “new Prospects” For The Third Level Secondary School In Algeria

Authors : Ait Aissa Mouloud . Keskes Said .

Abstract

The present study evaluates whether or not the Algerian secondary school textbook “New Prospects” is culturally-suitable and supports the intercultural principles. It aims at exploring the categories and types of culture using frequencies and percentages. The data are collected through the content analysis method using two checklists. The findings show that even the textbook incorporates a variety of cultural input, it is still inappropriate in the distribution of big “C” over small “c” culture and the dominance of source culture. This deficiency made it possible that the study shows some changes in the distribution of cultural information in order to meet the intercultural objectives.

Keywords

culture, big “C” culture, small “c” culture, target culture, non-target culture, culture in EFL textbooks Culture, Macro Culture, Micro Culture, Culture Cible, Culture Locale, Culture dans le Livre d’anglais. الثقافة، الثقافة الكلية، الثقافة الجزئية، الثقافة المستهدفة، الثقافة المحلية، المحتوى الثقافي في كتاب اللغة الانجليزية