A Content Analysis of the Cultural Content in the EFL Textbooks

Juan WU


Intercultural communicative competence has been widely accepted as the aim of EFL teaching. In order to obtain this competence, Culture teaching must be implemented in the college English teaching. Textbooks have played a very important role in the course of teaching and learning. Textbooks introduce students the cultures of different countries and regions, thus making it convenient for students to exert a relatively remarkable influence on the fostering of students’ cultural awareness and competence of intercultural communication. This paper focuses on the content analysis of the cultural content in College English (New) (henceforth, CE (New)). Key Words: College English (New); content analysis; textbook evaluation Résumé: La compétence de communication interculturelle a été largement acceptée comme le but de l'enseignement de l'anglais. Afin d'obtenir cette compétence, l'enseignement culturel doit être appliqué dans l'enseignement de l'anglais dans les collèges. Les manuels ont joué un rôle très important dans le cadre de l'enseignement et de l'apprentissage. Les manuels initient les étudiants aux cultures de différents pays et régions et exercent une influence relativement remarquable sur la sensibilisation culturelle et les compétences de communication interculturelle des élèves. Le présent article se concentre sur l'analyse du contenu des contenus culturels dans les manuel de l'anglais aux collèges (Nouveau) (dèsormais, on utilise AC (nouveau) pour désigner l'anglais de collège).Mots-clés: anglais de collège (nouveau); analyse du contenu; évaluation des manuels scolaires

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720100605.016


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