6 questions on "Teaching language-and-culture: an integrated approach"

What is the teaching culture-as-content approach?
It assumes that culture is another dimension of language learning in addition to pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, and therefore separable from language.
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Which perspectives on what is to be integrated and how to integrate it, and which different teaching methods and techniques are part of an integrated approach?
  • The need to integrate the learner's native culture and language into language and culture learning.
  • The need to integrate culture at all levels of language teaching.
  • The need to make cultural awareness an essential and integrated component of communicative competence.
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Work from this perspective has moved away from which approach to which?
From a theme-oriented approach to one that gives more attention to the learner's background, such as their native culture and their motivations in learning a second or foreign language.
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By what is work from this perspective very much influenced?
The notion of communicative competence, i.e. the idea that the knowledge of how to use and interpret a language in a context-sensitive and culturally appropriate way is essential to successful communication.
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What is the cultural turn in language teaching in the 1990s?
Byram and colleagues placed culture at centre stage in language and culture pedagogy.
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What did Byram (1989) include in his early model for foreign language teaching?
Cultural awareness, cultural experience and language awareness in addition to language learning.
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