Intercultural Aspects in Teaching English at Primary Schools by Eva ReidIntercultural Aspects in Teaching English at Primary Schools by Eva Reid

Intercultural Aspects in Teaching English at Primary Schools

byEva Reid

Hardcover | July 30, 2014

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Slovak education, including foreign language education, is going through curricular reform. Even though the development of intercultural communicative competences is claimed to be one of the key aims of foreign language teaching, recent research suggests that most teaching time is devoted to the development of grammatical and vocabulary skills, and that it is often difficult to convince English teachers that the teaching of culture ought to be a primary goal. From her own first hand experience of living in foreign countries and through teaching, the author has learned the importance of intercultural competence for communicating successfully in a foreign language with speakers from cultures different to one’s own. This study features a qualitative approach to the intercultural dimensions of English language teaching in Slovak primary schools, including observations and interviews, along with analysis of relevant policy and curricular materials.
Eva Reid is an assistant professor at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Slovakia). Her main area of research is developing intercultural communicative competences in English language education. She has published numerous research articles in this area and she is also the author of two English language books for prima...
Title:Intercultural Aspects in Teaching English at Primary SchoolsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631655533

ISBN - 13:9783631655535

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Table of Contents

Contents: Foreign language education – Intercultural communication – Intercultural communicative competences – Primary school – Slovakia – Teaching of culture.