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English Teaching Forum, v46 n4 p10-19, 27 2008

This article discusses the teaching of intercultural awareness together with language in foreign contexts. Following a brief discussion of what culture means, the author presents a three-stage intercultural approach for teaching EFL students. For each stage, the author explains the goals and provides five activities as examples. As a follow-up, the author shares challenges for this approach and possible solutions.

Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Student Projects, Stereotypes, Student Motivation

US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail: etforum[at]; Web site:

Author: Chlopek, Zofia


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