Cortazzi and Jin (1999) distinguish three types of cultural information that can be used in language textbooks and materials:
- target culture materials that use the culture of a country where English is spoken as a first language
- source culture materials that draw on the learners’ own culture as content
- 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)