New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching: Exploring Learners’ Understandings of Texts from Other Cultures (Hardback) book cover

New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching

Exploring Learners’ Understandings of Texts from Other Cultures

By Melina Porto, Michael Byram

© 2017 – Routledge

172 pages

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About the Book

Illustrated by an empirical study of English as a Foreign Language reading in Argentina, this book argues for a different approach to the theoretical rationales and methodological designs typically used to investigate cultural understanding in reading, in particular foreign language reading. It presents an alternative approach which is more authentic in its methods, more educational in its purposes, and more supportive of international understanding as an aim of language teaching in general and English language teaching in particular.

Table of Contents

Foreword Henry Widdowson Introduction. 1. Reading and Cultural Understanding 2.A Model of Cultural Understanding of Texts 3. Using the Model of Cultural Understanding in text selection and analysis 4. Analysing Comprehension of Texts in Readers’ First Language 5. Developing New Instruments for Research and Teaching 6. The Reading Response Task and Foreign Language Texts 7. The Visual Representation Task and Foreign Language Texts 8. Using the Model of Cultural Understanding in Self-Assessment 9. Conclusions

About the Authors

Melina Porto is Professor of English Language at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina and Researcher at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina.

Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at University of Durham, UK, Guest Professor at University of Luxembourg, and Visiting Professor at University of Sussex, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU018000
EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach