Addressing culture in the EFL classroom: A dialogic proposal built up through dialogism

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Bonilla Medina, S X and Alvarez Valencia, J A 2009. Addressing culture in the EFL classroom: A dialogic proposal built up through dialogism. PROFILE. 11 (2), pp. 151-170.
AuthorsBonilla Medina, S X and Alvarez Valencia, J A
Abstract

Language teaching has gone from a linguistic centered approach towards a lingocultural experience in which learning a language goes hand in hand with the understanding of, not only the target culture but the learner’s own culture. This paper intends to describe and reflect upon a collaborative and dialogical experience carried out between two teachers of the Languages Program of Universidad de la Salle. The bilateral enrichment of such a pedagogical experience not only helped the teachers to improve their language teaching contexts but also prompted the construction of a theoretical proposal to enhance intercultural awareness and develop critical intercultural competence in FL learners.

KeywordsEFL classroom, culture, interculturality, critical intercultural awareness, critical intercultural competence, dialogical process
JournalPROFILE
Journal citation11 (2), pp. 151-170
ISSN1657-0790
Year2009
PublisherUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
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Web address (URL)http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/profile
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Print2009
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Deposited28 Apr 2013
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