Teaching culture in the foreign language classroom: Implications for language assistants in bilingual schools

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Jesus Garcia Laborda
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0125-4611
Iulia Vecan
Angela Sauciuc
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7070-1780

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Language assistants have become an important resource for teachers in bilingual schools in Spain, especially in the Madrid region. Most language assistants come from English-speaking countries, especially from the United States. In their role as language assistants, they are expected to bring and share their knowledge about the cultural aspects and content subjects and, at the same time, they need to share their beliefs and perspectives towards Spain and Spanish schools. Nevertheless, sometimes there is controversy around this topic, as there are obvious differences and similarities between both cultures; one of them being the misconception regarding the type of culture they need to teach students.

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Garcia Laborda, J., Vecan, I., & Sauciuc, A. (2020). Teaching culture in the foreign language classroom: Implications for language assistants in bilingual schools. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(1), 194-199. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v7i1.4886
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