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Language Identity and Culture in language education

Read the documents of the 20th ICC Annual Conference 2013.


The overall theme “Language Identity and Culture in Language Education” focusses on one of the fundamental debates within the world of languages and language education. Contributors to this publication were invited to address the following questions: 


  • To what extent does the way in which we express ourselves shape our sense of who we are?
  • To what extent are our values bound up in our learned responses to our environment?
  • To what extent do language education professionals need to take culture and identity into account when designing materials, delivering courses, or assessing what someone can or can’t do in a target language?
  • Which culture and which value systems are most relevant in language learning/language teaching contexts?

The contributions in this volume emanate from the 20th ICC Annual Conference of the ICC – the international language association, held at Sofia University, "St. Kliment Ohridski", from 8-10.03.2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The conference was organized by the ICC in cooperation with Sofia University, "St. Kliment Ohridski" and with ECET, the Bulgarian member organization of the ICC. The conference offered a range of encounters, workshops and talks that covered various areas, from how we define ourselves to how we can use materials in the teaching/learning situation. The results, as well as the contributions of the keynote speakers, Prof. Michael Byram, Jean-Claude Lasnier and Josef Huber, have been collected in this edited volume.


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