EFL Culture in Practice: Algeria as a Model

Dina Al-Jamal, Bilal Zennou


 Teaching culture refers to introducing abstract thoughts and ideas to concrete skills, behaviors and customs that are unique to particular group of people. The purpose of this study was to investigate Algerian secondary stage teachers’ actual practices of teaching culture; as such methodology entailed the adoption of the descriptive analytical research design. Therefore, a teacher observation sheet (based on Byram's, 1993) was used to cross check the cultural representations presented by the teachers. More specifically, the observation took 90 hours by observing 15 teachers at eight secondary schools randomly selected in Guelma city, Algeria. The findings of the study reported a “high” percentage of integrating cultural themes as well as a large extent of bringing about opportunities to develop students' awareness of culture in teachers' practices.




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