تنمية الموارد البشرية
Volume 8, Numéro 2, Pages 329-346
Authors : Maouche Salima .
In the EFL teaching and learning field, learners not only need the necessary rules of the language but the art to practice it meaningfully and correctly in social and cultural appropriate contexts too. As a key issue in “communicative language teaching”, this study focuses on the importance of culture and discourse in teaching English as a foreign language in the Algerian higher education context resorting facts which make languages overlap and different. This paper, sheds light on the role of teachers in implementing culture in the language teaching syllabus and courses. It aims at helping language learners to interact with native speakers and reflect on the target language culture and raising awareness on their proper culture as well. According to us, this will not only reinforce interaction and communication but will also set a social and cultural network between both actors. Therefore, the paper at hand is a two folds objectives: ways, techniques and strategies to access the cultural dimension in practical ways; and integrating and implementing intercultural dimensions and discourse as an EFL syllabus.
language; culture; discourse; teaching; learning