JoLIE 5/2012

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Raluca Petruş

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca


Muşata Bocoş

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca






This paper intends to provide details regarding the intertwined link between culture and language and the reasons for which this relationship should be made more aware and explicit in the field of teaching foreign languages at university level in the Romanian curricular context. The second part of the paper aims to present a study that has been conducted in order to better understand the would-be teacher’s interest in addressing different culture teaching objectives. The results indicate that the students need to further develop their reflexive attitude and be more aware of their own culture when teaching foreign languages.


Keywords: Language; Culture; Cultural variables; Sociocultural background; Authentic teaching resources.





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How to cite this article: Petruş, R., & Bocoş, M. (2012). Teaching English through cultural lenses. A perspective on initial teacher training programs. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 5, 95-108. DOI:



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