culture can be defined as "anything and everything that humanity has invented and varies from country to
country and from house to house." Specialized literature on the subject places a lot of emphasis on the
importance of teaching culture in a language class and how to do it. Literature also says that a good Spanish
teacher not only teaches grammar and pronunciation, but is culturally sensitive, places the student in a
cultural context and shows attitudes and attitudes of rapprochement towards the cultures of his Students.
However, the reality of the teaching experience is another: on the one hand, the programs include a
grammatical component, a reading and writing component and a cultural component perfectly differentiated
from each other, but they are almost never interrelated and what what is done in the class is to give the
student decontextualized contents, which do not offer them the opportunity to establish any connection with
the target language.
Taking into account all the issues we have mentioned in this work, we are agreement that bringing culture into the classroom
to integrate it with the other components and using it as a tool that allows language learning is no easy task. You need to
think about the type of content and the level of acquisition that the student has. To from this, it must be done implicitly and
explicitly. Implicitly it works by integrating it with the functional contents of the language; By example, starting with the most
everyday habits such as greetings, family relationships and traditions, and from there transition to the explicit presentation of
social, religious, artistic content, etc. So, if functional content is being worked on 10 Academic network of Spanish as a foreign
language. such as expressing tastes and preferences and justifying them in restaurant situations, it will be easy explain from
the contexts that are proposed, the traditions and customs of a community about gastronomy, meal times,
Another typical of England are its more traditional festivals such as the Harvest Festival or Harvest Festival
which is a celebration for cultivated products, although this is a custom that takes place in almost all the
agricultural countries of the mun in England is held for many centuries, today the tradition of festivals is to
decorate the churches with baskets with fruit products obtained from the land, usually these celebrations are
done in the month of September.
Culture is a very complex and difficult term to apprehend, as it contains a vast number of ideas that enclose the
characteristics shared by members of the same community, who also share the same worldviews about different
attitudes, themes and behaviors, characterizing them in front of other cultural communities. The concept of culture is
defined by various variables such as: environmental, climatic and atmospheric characteristics, the landscape environment;
demographic conditions; behavioral parameters associated with ceremonies, festivities, ritual practices and
magical-religious beliefs; social conventions (punctuality, gifts, dresses, taboos relating to behavior in conversations, etc.);
the level of social and technological development of the various societies; the family; relationships between the sexes;
social structures and the relationship between its members; bodily contacts (greetings, farewells, offers, etc.);
eating, starting from typical places such as street food places, squares, and Restaurants. That is, in curriculum designs, integrate the communicative content
grammar and oral communication issues by presenting them in contexts and real situations; and leverage those real contexts to present the different functions
teaching students aspects related to the ways of behavior in a job interview, when presenting to a stranger, when applying information to get to a place, etc.,
so that the student can develop his or her communicative competence, which is ultimately the main objective in the teaching of any foreign language.Culture is
a very complex and difficult term to apprehend, as it contains a vast number of ideas that enclose the characteristics shared by members of the same
community, who also share the same worldviews about different attitudes, themes and behaviors, characterizing them in front of other cultural communities.
The concept of culture is defined by various variables such
Easter is celebrated under the name Easter and has the same tradition as in countries such as North America or other european countries where
chocolate eggs that have previously been hand-decorated are hiding. There is a very special day within English traditions and it is the Remembrance
Day, which is also known as the Poppy's day as it is traditional to carry an artificial poppy on the lapel, it is celebrated on November 11 and is a day
destined to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two world wars.
daily habits (meals, transportation, shopping, hobbies and leisure, hours and work practices); language(s) and their literatures; traditions; health and body
care; education; gestures and the 4 academic network of Spanish as a foreign language facial expressions; religion; housing and home; myths, rites, stories,
beliefs, superstitions and humor. All these criteria contribute to the creation and delimitation of specific cultural environments. By learning the cultures of
foreign countries students have the opportunity to understand various cultural identities that may be previously unknown to them. Everywhere there are
stereotypes about other cultures, but until one studies a culture does not approach the realities of it.
Because of this, foreign language classrooms have a responsibility to teach students about other cultures to break those cultural stereotypes that many students learn from an
early age. Empirical knowledge relating to daily life (organization of the day, food, means of transport, communication and information), in the public or private spheres, is
equally essential for the conduct of language activities in a foreign language. Knowledge of values and beliefs shared by social groups in other countries and regions such as
religious beliefs, taboos, common history assumed, etc. It is essential for intercultural communication.
England is a country that keeps almost all its ancient traditions alive and this is why it has a lot of typical festivals within which stands out
the celebration that is made on St George's Day, which is considered as the national patron , as well as on Halloween or Easter called
Easter. Christmas is celebrated on December 25th with a very special dinner for the whole family, in general this time of year is a very
cheerful and colorful time although normally during these months of the year the winter is quite cold people contend to celebrate
cheerfully and This party.