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An Analysis of Culture-Related Content in the New Horizon College English (SLV)

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DOI: 10.25236/icembe.2020.034


Xiaoming Cai

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Xiaoming Cai


The teaching of culture in foreign language education has been changing a lot in recent years, the increasing enthusiasm toward cultural study and intercultural communication had become a heated topic. Moreover, English listening skill is the basic skill among the five linguistic skills. Under this background, this thesis aims to look into the evaluation of how to impart cultural knowledge and cultivate students’ cultural competence, in order to broaden students’ knowledge, strengthen their ability of appreciation, ability of understanding the culture of English-speaking countries, improve students’ observation, analysis and problem-solving proficiency. This paper analysis the multi-culture content in one series of textbooks-- New Horizon College English(Speaking, Listening and Viewing) (Second Edition)(hence after HNCE(SLV)), which is published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and widely used in colleges and universities in China. It is hoped that this study will be helpful for the users both teachers and students in culture teaching. The study investigate the cultural themes in NHCE. It adopts Risager’s for cultural themes to categorize and evaluate the selection of the culture themes in NHCE. This research is aim to answer the following questions: do the ideology, content structure, pictures etc. in the textbook reflect the cultural pluralism?


New horizon college English (Slv), Culture-related content, Textbook evaluation