Research and Practice of Lingua-cultural Teaching
Zhang Youping (College of Foreign Languages, Lanzhou Railway University, Lanzhou 730070, China)
Lingual-cultural teaching has been discussed for over ten years in China's English teaching circle, but, so far, most of the teachers still show greater preference to the inputting of language knowledge only while overlooking the cultural training in the instruction of language. In terms of his research on language and lingua-cultural teaching experience obtained in the long years of teaching career, the author analyses cultural information distribution in teaching resources and comes up with the principle of lingua-cultural teaching and the framework that can bring forth a close integration of language and cultural teaching. The author holds that it is only by means of establishing overall lingua-cultural teaching thought and optimizing teaching patterns that we can find the most effect way to strengthen the development of college students' intercultural awareness and intercultural communication competence.