Integrating culture teaching as a component of English Language instruction in elementary schools of Taipei county
Chiang, Hsiao Hui
Chiang, Hsiao Hui
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Nowadays the policy of implementing children’s English education has become a growing trend in non-English speaking countries all over the world. The purpose of this study was to provide a vehicle offering alternatives and assistance for English language teachers to prepare students and advance language competence through integrating culture teaching into their instruction. The present study was designed to investigate (1) English language teachers’ concept of culture; (2) goals of culture teaching; (3) strategies of culture teaching and (4) evaluation after culture was included in teaching.
A total of 201 questionnaires were completed online and three elementary school English language teachers in Taipei County were interviewed. Based on one way ANOVA, results form the questionnaires indicated that there were significant differences among the above mentioned aspects and the subjects’ background variables: age, highest educational status, educational background, teaching hours of English language instruction per week, and frequency of integrating culture teaching into English language instruction. Results from interviews revealed that “holiday teaching” was adopted by most English language teachers when they integrated culture teaching into English language instruction. Observation of students’ learning attitude was the most common form of evaluation after culture teaching. English language teachers and the other parties, including the government, the educational authorities, textbook writers, and publishers can also consider this subject more seriously and take action to integrate culture teaching as a component into English language instruction in elementary schools.
Key words: culture teaching, English language instruction, elementary schools
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