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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İNE606 Foreign Language Teaching And Culture 927001 1 1 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to provide students with the sociocultural dimensions of language teaching.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to define culture and explain its role in language teaching
  2. Students will be able to explain the role of intercultural communication in language teaching
  3. Students will be able to discuss sociocultural aspects of language teaching methods
  4. Students will be able to figure out the sociocultural elements in coursebooks and examine them in detail
  5. Students will be able to explore the features of the target culture and will learn how to include them in their own classes
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Bennett, M. J. (1998) Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication. London: Intercultural Press
Bolton, K. and H. Kwok. (1992). Sociolinguistics Today: International Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Brookes, H. F. and Fraenkel, C. E. (1988). Life in Britain. Oxford: Heinemann International
Chambers, J.K. (1995). Sociolinguistic Theory. Oxford: Basil Blackwell
Collins, A. (2001). British Life. Essex: Pearson Education
Corbtt, J. (2003) An Intercultural Approach to ELT. New York: Multilingual Matters
Coulmas, F. (1996). The Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Oxford. Basil Blackwell.
Damen, L. (1987). Culture Learning: The fifth Dimension in the Language Classroom. California: Addison-Wesley.
Fasold, R. (1984). The Sociolinguistics of Society. Introduction to Sociolinguistics I Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
Fasold, R. (1987). The Sociolinguistics of Language: Introduction to Sociolinguistics II. Oxford, Blackwell.
Hofstede, G. J. , Pedersen, P. B. and Hofstede, G. (2002). Exploring Culture. London: Intercultural Press
Hudson, R. (1993). Sociolinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P.
Loveday, L. (1995). The Sociolinguistics of Learning and Using a Non-native Language.Oxford, Pergamon Pub.
Spolsky, B. (1998). Sociolinguistics. Hong Kong: OUP
Valdes, J. M. (1986). Culture Bound: Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP
Wardhaugh, R. (1992). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The course addresses issues related to the role of culture in language teaching, cultural differences, intercultural communication, gender, social norms, traditions and their influence, ways of integrating culture in language classes cultural awareness and knowledge about the target culture.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction to the course Definitions of culture Characteristics and functions of culture
2.Culture related terms and concepts (stereotype, prejudice, culture shock, etc.)
3.Hofstede’s Onion Model Hall’s Iceberg ModelDimensions of national cultures
4.The relationship between language and culture- Sapir-Whorf HypohtesisSociocultural Theory (Vygotsky)
5.The role of nonverbal communication in language teaching
6.Intercultural communication in ELT classesTeaching Foreign Languages in an Intercultural WorldUnderstanding Culture through a Lingua Franca
7.Language, culture and gender
8.The role and effects of culture in foreign language curriculum
9.Midterm exam
10.The influences of cultural differences on learning a foreign language and şanguage learnersClassroom activities for multicultural classrooms
11.Examining cultural awareness of language teachers the roles of language teachers in multicultural classrooms
12.Examining and comparing cultural dimensions in Turkish and international language coursebooks
13.Strategies and techniques for teaching cultureTeaching culture in the 21st century
14.Sociocultural dimensions of language teaching methods and approachesWrap up
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination130
Attending Lectures15
Team/Group Work115
Self Study110
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Project Preparation130
Project Presentation130
Project Design/Management110
Writing Paper130
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Makeup Examination122
Attending Lectures155
Problem Solving155
Team/Group Work10550
Report Preparation5525
Report Presentation5525
Self Study10550