culture in language teaching

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1. Definition of culture: According to Brooks (op.cit:21 -22) culture is all about human beings and different from other close subjects like:Culture is not ‘geography’: in the sense that it is no more than a concrete stage, where the human culture is played.Culture is not ‘history’:

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1. Definition of culture: According to Brooks (op.cit:21 -22) culture is all about human beings and different from other close subjects like:Culture is not geography: in the sense that it is no more than a concrete stage, where the human culture is played.Culture is not history: it is known that everything has a history, but culture is much older than history, since started recording events with invention of writing.Culture is not folklore: the latter means the informal oral transmission of customs and legends, which has been studied systematically. It can only provide one piece from the puzzle of culture.Culture is different from sociology: '' Sociology informs us with precision that in a given community there are three and a half children per family, but culture still waits for an interview with one of those half children '' (Brooks,op.cit:20). Damen (1987:82) believes that a society has a culture and a social organization. Therefore, social refers to the interactions of groups of people, with the group serving as a major focus of analysis, while culture refers to a set of behavioural, cognitive and emotional patterns. However, both terms are inseparable and complementary under the title of sociocultural.Culture is not to be confined within literature: '' literature can supply us with but a part though clearly a most valuable part of what needs to be taught under the heading of culture.'' (Brooks, op.cit: 21)Culture is

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