Language and the Culture: Language learning through the culture of the target language

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Language and the Culture
: Language learning through the culture of the target language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Winter spring 2010

Language and the Culture
: Language learning through the culture of the target language As language and culture are interrelated, so that language cannot be taught without culture (Maria, 2002). How many people learn a culture of the target language when they learn a language? Can you say the person who is perfect at one language can fully understand the culture of the language? I would say the one who is perfect at the target language could not be perfect at the culture, but he or she would be better at learning language if they learn in the
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The culture around me was all westerns’; people, food, music, house, city, etiquette, shopping mall, and festival. Some of them were European’s but the language was in English.
Five days later, I started to understand what they meant and I could answer what I want. It was amazing when I realized that I had a conversation with foreigners. Look back the time, everyone speak in English to me, and there was not any language that I could talk expect English, also the culture was westerns’.
After the Work Camp, I got confidence in English, also myself, and. I started to travel other countries; Swiss, Australia, and America. Most of all was English speaking countries. I stayed with local people, and exposure in their culture; go travel with local friends, attend at the party, try local food, went to traditional festival, spend time and talk with local people. My English has been improved a lot; I could not imagine that I will write a research paper in English when I started to learn it.

Teaching Culture in a language classroom
I want to be an English teacher who teaches language through the culture, because I believe that when language and culture are integrated, it became more interesting and understandable. To teach culture, teacher should be knowledgeable in the target language’s
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