Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cultural Interference in English Teaching

Rearchers have brought to light the link between a language and the culture of its native speakers.By culture we mean the characteristic way a people thinks and feels about the things that affect them.It profoundly colors their language.It is ,therefore, impossible to separate a language from the culture of its native speakers.While teaching English in a second language situation the teachers are confronted with this problem of cultural divide which they often wrongly diagnose as mother tongue interference. While mother tongue interference can be easily identified as a problem area in English language teaching and remedial action taken, cultural interference acts at a deeper level and frustrates teachers' attempts to teach them to write and speak good English. This seemingly invincible barrier has to be demolished with proper knowledge and understanding of the problem. I propose to point out certain specific examples to explain this problem in my next post

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