By Janusz Arabski, Adam Wojtaszek
In fresh years language studying has been more and more seen through a few SLA researchers as an primarily social-psychological strategy within which the position of a much broader sociocultural context shouldn't be marginalized. This quantity bargains a necessary contribution to this turning out to be physique of analysis through offering theoretical concerns and empirical study information on subject matters similar to the improvement of intercultural communicative competence, the function of English as a lingua franca in intercultural conversation, and where of cultural components in SLA theorizing, learn, second/foreign language educating and instructor education. the quantity additionally comprises contributions which proportion the linguistic curiosity within the culture-related options and constructs resembling time, modesty, politeness, and admire, discussing the culture-dependent changes in conceptualization and their mirrored image specifically language kinds and linguistic devices.
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The teenagers also felt a relatively strong need of integrating with the ELF community. Their motivation matched the teachers’ beliefs on the issue, as there were no significant differences between the groups here. 2. It is interesting that surfing the net as the aim for learning was chosen by 19% of all the teenagers from Warsaw (respondents who agreed strongly or very strongly), and by 30% of teenagers from smaller towns. It may mean that teenagers from smaller towns have fewer opportunities of interacting in English other than through the Internet.
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Only 15% of all the respondents strongly agreed with this statement, while 45% disagreed strongly or very strongly. The teachers were additionally asked about their views on the role of English as a lingua franca. 36). All this points to the fact that teachers see the changing role of English as an international language, and they seem to realise what motivation and learning aims their learners have, as presented above. The results corroborate Hypothesis 4. 3 Learning and Teaching Culture The teenagers had quite definite views on learning culture.
Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning by Janusz Arabski, Adam Wojtaszek