2.3 Culture includes all those activities and ideas of a specific group of people with common and shared
2.3.1 Culture is passed from generation to generation
2.4 Statistical information like institutional structures and other
aspects of the target civilisation, highbrow information –literature,
arts- , and lowbrow information -customs, habits, and folklore of
2.5 Culture must be taught in order to make English learning meaningful.
3.1 Linguistic Relativity
(Sapir and Whorf
3.2 The theory-theory
220.127.116.11 Look for Explanations
18.104.22.168 Learn through own experiences
22.214.171.124 Learn through own observations
126.96.36.199 Form innate theories
3.3 Language, Culture and
3.3.1 Semantic development
3.3.2 Children learn semantic structures easily through situations
3.3.3 Cognitive representations
3.4 Developmental relations between
Language and Cognition
3.4.1 Interactionist approach
188.8.131.52 Linguistic development
184.108.40.206 Cognitive development
3.4.2 Independent relation
220.127.116.11 Encoding success/failure words
18.104.22.168 Development of means–ends abilities
3.4.3 Direct Relation
22.214.171.124 Naming spurt
126.96.36.199 Children’s spontaneous classification
3.5 Cross-linguistic studies
3.5.1 May language restructure and influence cognition?
188.8.131.52 Differences in linguistic input may be
responsible for the children’s different
patterns of cognitive development!
3.6 Language as evidence
3.6.1 Korean, Japanese and Americans use the
language different because they use different
structures form, due to the cultural
background and the environment.
4 The importance of teaching culture
in the foreign Language classroom
4.1 Teaching English as a set of symbols and meanings
which follow strictly rules to be learnt in order to
become a competent speaker, is an empty and
short way to understand what being bilingual is
4.2 Despite many people receive a lot of training on
grammar rules, syntax care, semantics and vocabulary,
such training does not warrant that they will be able to
develop properly and fluently into the country where he
or she plans to perform an academic or laboral life.
4.3 Language is a fundamental part of the
culture of a society. Therefore, teaching the
culture of a society is certainly a wise way
to teach learners to speak a language.
4.4 Culture must be taught in order to make
a language learning meaningful.