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Title: Contexts and Cultures in Language Teaching and Learning
Edited By: Michael Byram
Peter Grundy
Series Title: Language in Intercultural Communication and education
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The chapters in this book all address the significance of the relationship between the aims and methods of language teaching and the contexts in which it takes place. Some do so by considering the implications of this for the ways in which we research language teaching. Others present the results of research and development work, which shows that the various social and cultural forces in the contemporary world are changing the role of language teaching and learning.

Contents
1. Introduction: Context and Culture in Language Teaching and Learning M. Byram and P. Grundy (University of Durham, UK)
2. From Practice to Theory and Back Again C. Kramsch (University of California, USA)
3. Carrying a Baby In the Back: Teaching with an Awareness of the Cultural Construction of Language R. Holme (University of Durham, UK)
4. Autobiographical Contents of Mono-cultural and Bi-cultural Students and their Significance in Foreign Language Literature Courses C. Fäcke (Universität Bremen, Germany)
5. Learning Culture by Communicating: Native–non-native Speaker Telephone Interactions G. Holtzer (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
6. Exporting Methodologies: The Reflective Approach in Teacher Training A. Halbach (Universidad de Alcala, Spain)
7. ‘We Would Have to Invent the Language We are Supposed to Teach’: The Issue of English as Lingua Franca in Language Education in Germany H. Decke-Cornill (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
8. Teaching India in the EFL-classroom: A Cultural or an Intercultural Approach? R. Wandel (Otto-von-Guericke Universität, Germany)
9. European Communicative Integration: The Function of Foreign Language Teaching for the Development of a European Public Sphere S. Breidbach (Universität Bremen, Germany)
10. Context, Culture and Construction: Research Implications of Theory Formation in Foreign Language Methodology M. Wendt (Universität Bremen , Germany)

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 1853596574
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