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British vs American Cultural Elements in EFL Textbooks


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Udovičić, Nataša. (2018). British vs American Cultural Elements in EFL Textbooks. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Geld, Renata].

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In every EFL classroom, cultural elements of a target language should be incorporated into the syllabus. In that way, students are encouraged to develop certain aspects of intercultural competence. In Croatia, the Croatian National Educational Standard places an emphasis on cultural elements. This paper investigates the types and numbers of cultural elements which can be found in textbooks used in Croatia, as well as try to determine which culture predominates. Cultural elements from textbooks were grouped under Big “C’’ cultures and small “c’’ cultures, and nine categories proposed by Byram to be of minimal cultural content. The results showed that British culture predominates, as well as topics referring to Big “C’’ culture.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture, textbooks, textbook analysis, Big “C’’ culture, small “c’’ culture, Byram
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Geld, Renata
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 09:43

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