The Role of Culture in Learning Language

Learning a language is not only about the grammatical rules, vocabulary, pronunciation and phrases.  But In essence, it is  about the process of achieving the ability to communicate to the people of other cultures, and to do that, you must understand the complexities of what exist beyond language itself. It is a very valuable  knowledge which helps second language learners to understand native speakers and the proper way to express themselves to communicate in certain situations while avoiding the possibility of conveying the wrong messages.

the forms and uses of a given language of Linguists have long recognized that reflect the cultural values of the society in which the language is spoken; this is why mere linguistic competency is not enough for learners to be competent in a particular language.  SL (Second language) learners need to be aware of culturally appropriate ways to address people, make requests, agree or disagree and express gratitude, especially since their own customary behavior and intonation may be perceived differently by members of differing cultures. It is very essential to understand that to become a successful communicator; the language being used must  be parallel culturally appropriate behavior.
the role of culture in learning language

students gain a knowledge and understanding of the cultures that use that language, noted by the National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, through the study of language. In fact, students cannot truly master a language until they have also mastered the cultural context in which the language occurs. Oddly enough, it is this essential facet of the language learning process that a majority of methods fail to realize and place proper importance upon.

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