Cultural Awareness in Foreign Language Teaching

LEE ., Siu-lun ., Wongtip Wisetpong


This paper presents research on a group of foreign
language learners who are learning Chinese as a second language
(CSL) in Hong Kong and discusses the importance of cultural
awareness of language learners. A survey research and
semi-structured interviews are used to elicit the cultural needs of
CSL learners. This paper discusses some suggestions on design of
cultural immersion modules in foreign language teaching courses


Terms—culture and language, cultural awareness, foreign language teaching, immersion programme, language learners’ needs analysis

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