Types of Cultural Information in Teaching English as an International Language

source: langports.com

Cortazzi and Jin (1999) distinguish three types of cultural information that can be used in language textbooks and materials:

  1. target culture materials that use the culture of a country where English is spoken as a first language
  2. source culture materials that draw on the learners’ own culture as content
  3. international target culture materials that use a great variety of cultures in English and non-English-speaking countries around the world.

– Sandra L. McKay (2000: p. 10)

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