New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching

Exploring Learners’ Understandings of Texts from Other Cultures

by Melina Porto,

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  • 9781138600171
  • 9781317204619
  • 9781317204602

Illustrated by an empirical study of English as a Foreign Language reading in Argentina, this book argues for a different approach to the theoretical rationales and methodological designs typically used to investigate cultural understanding in reading, in particular foreign language reading. It presents an alternative approach which is more authentic in its methods, more educational in its purposes, and more supportive of international understanding as an aim of language teaching in general and English language teaching in particular.

  • Taylor and Francis; June 2016
  • ISBN 9781317204619
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  • Title: New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching
  • Author: Melina Porto; Michael Byram
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138600171
  • 9781317204619
  • 9781317204602

About The Author

Melina Porto is Professor of English Language at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina and Researcher at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina.

Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at University of Durham, UK, Guest Professor at University of Luxembourg, and Visiting Professor at University of Sussex, UK.