Cross Culture Understanding

The course is designed to make EFL students aware of the importance of understanding intercultural communication in the teaching and learning a language. Therefore, the course will cover the basic concept of culture related to the teaching and learning a language, the TL cultural encounters, some similarities and differences between the TL culture and the students’ native language culture. By mastering such knowledge mentioned earlier, the students are expected to be able to use the language socio-culturally appropriate, to avoid misunderstanding and misbehaving in using or in comprehending the TL, and to make them capable of integrating some important cultural aspects in using as well as teaching the TL or in continuing their study in the TL countries. Finally, this course is expected to help students appreciate some of the ways that understanding the cultural context of communication is vital to decoding messages