BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TEACHING LANGUAGE AND TEACHING CULTURE IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE AT THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE PUBLISHEDLaura COROAMĂ
Decades ago teaching a foreign language was exclusively linguistic oriented. Nowadays, more and more approaches recognize the holistic aspect of language learning. In spite of this acknowledgement, current textbooks and curricula do not contain specific information in order to familiarize students with the cultural implications connected to learning a foreign language. The aim of this paper is to raise awareness on the advantages of integrating cultural concepts and topics within the French course at all levels. Cultural knowledge should become a significant part of students’ academic culture as it represents a major landmark in their future development.
French, language-culture, global approach, evaluation