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This wide-ranging survey of issues in intercultural language teaching and learning covers everything from core concepts to program evaluation, and advocates a fluid, responsive approach to teaching language that reflects its central role in fostering intercultural understanding.
1 Introduction 1
Language, Culture, and Language Education 1
The Concept of Method 2
Critiques of Method 3
Moving beyond Methods 4
About this Book 7
2 Languages, Cultures, and the Intercultural 11
Understanding Language 11
Language as a structural system 12
Language as a communicative system 13
Language as social practice 13
Concluding comments 16
Understanding Culture 17
Cultures as national attributes 18
Cultures as societal norms 19... MORE
Anthony J. Liddicoat is Professor in Applied Linguistics at the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia.
Angela Scarino is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Director of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia.