Sino-US English Teaching, Volume (13), No (3), Year (2016-4) , Pages (169-186)

Title : ( Exploring English Language Learning Policies in Iran Based on Secondary School Course Books for Learning English in Light of Globalization and Culture )

Authors: Soroor Sadat Farhang , Majid Elahi Shirvan , Behzad Ghonsooly ,

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With the globalization of English, the macro and micro cultures of the users of English around the world interact intensively. Considering these conditions, the local and global cultural interface seems an important issue which needs to be clarified in the materials and books used for learning English. Thus, the focus of this study was to explore the language learning policy of the new Iranian English course book at high schools, Prospect 1, recently published and taught for a year in Iran, in light of globalization and culture. This qualitative study was conducted through carrying out semi-structured interviews. The participants of this study were 30 teachers of Ministry of Education, who had the experience of teaching Prospect 1 for a year and they were mostly chosen from Mashhad and the rest from other cities of Khorasan province, Iran. The interview contained four main questions which were posed to the teachers. The findings of the study indicate that the language learning policy of Iran need to pay more attention to the learners’ intercultural communicative competence because it mainly attempts at teaching English language focusing on the home culture in the Iranian context. The article ends with some pedagogical implications and more recommendations for developing research studies.

Keywords

, globalization, culture, intercultural communicative competence, language learning policy, Prospect
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@article{paperid:1057642,
author = {Soroor Sadat Farhang and Majid Elahi Shirvan and Ghonsooly, Behzad},
title = {Exploring English Language Learning Policies in Iran Based on Secondary School Course Books for Learning English in Light of Globalization and Culture},
journal = {Sino-US English Teaching},
year = {2016},
volume = {13},
number = {3},
month = {April},
issn = {1539-8072},
pages = {169--186},
numpages = {17},
keywords = {globalization; culture; intercultural communicative competence; language learning policy; Prospect 1},
}

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%T Exploring English Language Learning Policies in Iran Based on Secondary School Course Books for Learning English in Light of Globalization and Culture
%A Soroor Sadat Farhang
%A Majid Elahi Shirvan
%A Ghonsooly, Behzad
%J Sino-US English Teaching
%@ 1539-8072
%D 2016

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