Cultural Approach to Teaching Communicative English as a Foreign Language in Secondary English Language School
pp. 188 - 202
Authors: Evgenia Nacheva
Abstract: The communicative approach requires teaching a foreign language through target, national and global culture. As English is the "lingua franca", modern students should use English for international communication, aiming at its relevant application for appropriate socialization and in future occupational/professional practice. The current paper explores a comparative, cross-cultural approach to EFLT in a Bulgarian English Language Secondary classroom. Fifty-two eighth-graders, aged 14 from "V. Karagiozov" English Language School, Yambol participated in the experiment. The study aimed to improve the quality of EFLT teaching and achieve better socialization of children from various ethnicities, thus educating them in respect, tolerance, non-aggressive behaviour, and ethics. Moreover, a way of representing Bulgarian cultural traditions was explored as a means of performance in English the patriotic defence of national dignity.
Keywords: English as a Foreign Language Teaching (EFLT) and Learning, Communicative Approach; Culture
Received: 14-03-2022 Accepted: 24-06-2022 Published: 30-06-2022
Citation: Nacheva, E. (2022). Cultural Approach to Teaching Communicative English as a Foreign Language in Secondary English Language School. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 8(1), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 188–202. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.55630/KINJ.2022.080116