Impact of the Target Culture on Foreign Language Learning: A Case Study

Mohamed Amin Mekheimer

Abstract


This study provides the profile of college student of English in advanced levels of study in the English Department of a College of Languages & Translation, Saudi Arabia. Utilising qualitative data collection methods, the responses and scholastic history of the student provide insights into his personal qualities and aptitudes as a native-like speaker of English as proven by CEPA scores and direct communication with the case in English. The story of the student indicates a strong influence of the second language culture on the learning of this language. The case has been studied and presented against a rich research and literature backdrop that explored culture and language concepts and their interrelatedness from different perspectives, emphasising the significance of acculturation as part of second/foreign language acquisition/learning. The paper ends on notes and implications for pedagogy and further research in culture and language in EFL learning settings. Key words: Culture; Language; Acculturation; EFL; Sapir Whorf Hypothesis; Socio-linguistic identity; Case studyResumé: Cette étude fournit le profil d'étudiant universitaire d'anglais dans les niveaux avancés d'étude dans une université de langues et la traduction du département anglais,de l'Arabie Saoudite. En utilisant des méthodes de collecte de données qualitatives, les réponses et l'histoire scolastique de l'étudiant fournit des aperçus dans ses qualités personnelles et aptitudes comme un orateur semblable d'anglais comme prouvé par le grand nombre CEPA et dirige la communication avec le cas en anglais. L'histoire de l'étudiant indique une influence forte de la deuxième culture de langue en apprenant de cette langue. Le cas qui a été étudié et présenté contre une recherche riche et un fond de littérature qui a exploré la culture et des concepts de langue et leur été en corrélation de perspectives différentes, soulignant la signification d'acculturation comme la partie d'acquisition de seconde langue étrangère. Le journal finit sur des notes et des implications pour la pédagogie et la nouvelle recherche dans la culture et la langue dans l’installation de l’enseignement de EFL. Mots-clés: Culture; Langue; Acculturation; EFL; Sapir Whorf Hypothèse; Identité sociolinguistique; Etude de cas

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.ccc.1923670020110701.004

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