The Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School Students by Olga AleksandrowskaThe Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School Students by Olga Aleksandrowska

The Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School…

byOlga Aleksandrowska

Hardcover | April 17, 2015

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This book addresses the issue of using texts of culture in the EFL classroom. It analyzes some of the common problems observed in the teaching of English to senior secondary schools students, particularly in the context of the school leaving examination. It offers a discussion of the role of English language education in the school curriculum and stresses the importance of using texts with cognitive appeal at lessons. It presents the impact of literature, films and songs on the student’s overall development and a set of criteria for text selection. It also investigates the English teacher’s role in exploiting the educational potential of culture texts and proposes a way of integrating them with a system of preparation for the school leaving examination in English.
Olga Aleksandrowska studied English Philology at the University of Gdansk (Poland). She holds a PhD in Linguistics and is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Gdansk. Besides, she works as an expert in the professional advancement of foreign language teachers.
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Title:The Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:April 17, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631644310

ISBN - 13:9783631644317

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Contents: Selected problems in English language teaching at senior secondary schools – The educational potential of English language lessons – Texts of culture as classroom resources – The selection of texts of culture – The English teacher’s competences and roles – Texts of culture in the English language curriculum.