Evaluating the cultural content of algerian efl textbooks: the case of efl textbooks for middle school pupils

Other Title(s)

تقييم المحتوى الثقافي للكتب الجزائرية للغة الإنجليزية كلغة أجنبية : حالة كتب اللغة الإنجليزية لتلاميذ المدارس المتوسطة

Joint Authors

Hocine, Nacira
Dihda, Nasir

Source

Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature

Issue

Vol. 12, Issue 2 (30 Sep. 2020), pp.2051-2065, 15 p.

Publisher

University of Shaheed Hama al-Akhdar in Wadi Faculty of Arts and Languages

Publication Date

2020-09-30

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

15

Main Topic

Education
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

This study investigates the content of four Algerian EFL textbooks in terms of their cultural content and intercultural tasks.

The analysis is carried out through using Sercu's framework (2000) which is mainly based on quantitative methods, namely content analysis for the cultural content and Sercu's (2000) typology and De Corte's taxonomy of intellectual involvement for the tasks.

The main criterion for the analysis is realism that is operationalised in the balanced and comprehensive representation of culture.

This includes the depiction of culture at three different levels of culture, from positive and negative sides, from mono or multiple perspectives.

It also includes the representation of different cultures as well as different contact situations.

Results have revealed that the textbooks analyzed have mainly focused on the target culture and underestimated the presence of the learner's own culture and other cultures.

The textbooks have given an imbalanced representation of the target language culture, which can hinder their acquisition of ICC and their readiness for future intercultural encounters.

Textbooks require some improvements to increase their potential for teaching ICC.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Dihda, Nasir& Hocine, Nacira. 2020. Evaluating the cultural content of algerian efl textbooks: the case of efl textbooks for middle school pupils. Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature،Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.2051-2065.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-989528

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Dihda, Nasir& Hocine, Nacira. Evaluating the cultural content of algerian efl textbooks: the case of efl textbooks for middle school pupils. Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature Vol. 12, no. 2 (Sep. 2020), pp.2051-2065.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-989528

American Medical Association (AMA)

Dihda, Nasir& Hocine, Nacira. Evaluating the cultural content of algerian efl textbooks: the case of efl textbooks for middle school pupils. Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature. 2020. Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.2051-2065.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-989528

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Text in English ; abstracts in English and Arabic.

Record ID

BIM-989528