The Impact of Culture in Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language

Mohammad Golshan, Taleb Ranjbar


Understanding the nature of the relationship between language and culture is central to the process of learning and teaching another language. In actual language use, it is not the case that it is only the forms of language that convey meaning. It is language in its cultural context that creates meaning: creating and interpreting meaning is done within a cultural framework. In language learning classrooms, learners need to engage with the ways in which context affects what is communicated and how. Both the learner’s culture and the culture in which meaning is created or communicated have an influence on the ways in which possible meanings are understood. This study aimed to investigate the impact of culture in teaching and learning English as a foreign language and also it suggests some ways of how to teach culture in classroom.


Culture, Language, English as a foreign language

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