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Cultural Mirrors: Materials and Methods in English as a Foreign Language

Dian Ekawati and Fakry Hamdani

Journal Title:International Journal of Basic and Applied Science (IJBAS)

This study tries to review the role of culture in the textbooks and methods used in the classroom. With the documentation and observation as the center of data, the study also tries to arise students awareness of the target culture. The study found that some EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks and EFL methods did not reflect not only the target culture, but also source culture and international culture. Thus, the students and teacher could experience the cultural mismatch. However, the cultural mismatch aroused from different culture of learning between teacher and students or between students and textbooks can be handled by ethnographic stance and explicit teaching.