• Readings and Assignments:

(1) Walsh 1979 53-69

(2) culture questionnaire (online)

  • Concepts: cultural imperialism, glocal approach; culture and motivation; NESTS vs. NNESTS
  • Discussion questions: What culture(s) are associated with English? What aspects of cultures should be taught to Japanese students? How can these aspects best be taught?

For Walsh:

p. 54 Can you learn a culture without learning its language? What about the opposite?

p. 55-57 What is the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis? What is the difference between the weak and strong versions of it?

p. 57- deep-surface structure of culture

BUT deep structure of language is universal, what about culture?

give examples of cultural deep-surface structures Other: Byram 138 Fig. 1