Learning the English Culture through Idioms A Case Study: English Learners of IRIS Private School in Tizi-Ouzou
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The present study explores the effectiveness of learning English culture by studying idioms. Since foreign language learning requires also foreign culture learning, this investigation attempts to determine whether English learners at IRIS private school of Tizi-Ouzou acquire and understand the English culture through learning idiomatic expressions. This dissertation follows the Mixed Method Research, combining the quantitative and the qualitative methods. To gather data, two research instruments are used: students’ questionnaire and classroom observation. The data analysis is done through statistical method relying on SPSS for the numerical data. As for the interpretation and the explanation of the results, it adopts the Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA) using Conceptual Metaphor Theory of Lakoff and Johnson (1980). The results indicate that there is no explicit way of teaching culture, but learning idioms helps students acquiring the English culture.
- Département d'Anglais