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2019, 22(2): 73-109 Back to browse issues page
EFL Students’ Views on L1 Culture through English Texts with L1 and L2 Cultural Content
Zohreh Nafissi , Farnoosh Karimi, Elaheh Sotoudehnama
Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
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The present research aims to examine the effects of using culturally oriented texts in project-based classes on the views of EFL university students regarding their L1 culture. To this end, three experimental groups of intermediate EFL freshmen, assigned to classes A, B and C, participated in this study. Each of the classes were presented with reading passages focused on L1 culture, L2 culture, and a combination of both L1 and L2 culture, respectively.  A written two-question structured interview was designed by the researchers to gain in depth detailed information about the students' views regarding L1 culture in each class. The interviews were then examined using content analysis. Findings revealed the effectiveness of the combined approach (i.e. the use of reading materials focused on L1 and L2 culture) in establishing more positive views about L1 culture in students. The results can provide insightful recommendations and implications for EFL instructors, educational materials developers and educational policy makers.
Keywords: Culturally oriented texts, Project-based learning, L1 Culture
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/03/16 | Accepted: 2019/07/6 | Published: 2019/09/1
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Nafissi Z, Karimi F, Sotoudehnama E. EFL Students’ Views on L1 Culture through English Texts with L1 and L2 Cultural Content. . 2019; 22 (2) :73-109
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