What is Culture?
1. Traditionally Culture = Civilization (as opposed to
nature)
“High culture”,
Mathew Arnold’s definition...
What is Culture?
2. Social anthropology: Culture as world view. Edward
Taylor: “It includes knowledge, belief, art, morals...
What is Culture?
 UNESCO definition (Universal Declaration of Cultural
Diversity, 2002): “the set of distinctive spiritua...
Sterotypes
Sterotypes
Sterotypes
Culture and Language Learning
 From a linguistic point of view, cultural competence is one of the
competences which are p...
9
Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes
REFERENTES CULTURALES
CATEGORÍA APROXIMACIÓN PROFUNDIZACIÓN CONSOLIDACIÓN
• Tele...
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  1. 1. What is Culture? 1. Traditionally Culture = Civilization (as opposed to nature) “High culture”, Mathew Arnold’s definition: “the result of the best that has been thought and said in the world” Elite view: indigenous peoples as 'noble savages’ Culture with capital C (as opposed to popular culture: culture with K)
  2. 2. What is Culture? 2. Social anthropology: Culture as world view. Edward Taylor: “It includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society” 3. Cultural anthropology: Culture as symbols. The universal human capacity and activities to classify, codify and communicate their experiences symbolically. People use common symbols to communicate and understand each other
  3. 3. What is Culture?  UNESCO definition (Universal Declaration of Cultural Diversity, 2002): “the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, which encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs”
  4. 4. Sterotypes
  5. 5. Sterotypes
  6. 6. Sterotypes
  7. 7. Culture and Language Learning  From a linguistic point of view, cultural competence is one of the competences which are part of communicative competence.  3 sets of contents (Plan Curricular Instituto Cervantes)  Cultural references (Culture)  General knowledge about the countries  Past and present events and people  Cultural creation and products  Sociocultural behaviour (culture)  Way of life  Interpersonal relations  Collective identity  Intercultural attitudes and abilities (20th-21st century migrations: the need for Interculturality)
  8. 8. 9 Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes REFERENTES CULTURALES CATEGORÍA APROXIMACIÓN PROFUNDIZACIÓN CONSOLIDACIÓN • Televisión y radio • Canales de televisión de mayor audiencia • Programas históricos de la televisión (Un, dos tres…) • Periodistas de prestigio de televisión y radio SABERES Y COMPORTAMIENTOS SOCIOCULTURALES • Relaciones sentimentales, familiares y de amistad • Fórmulas para saludar (dar la mano, besar), tratamiento, tono empleado, registro, movimientos y posturas corporales, … • Horas a las que se puede llamar por teléfono, grado de permisividad con las visitas espontáneas • Convenciones sociales y fórmulas en el acto de halagar utilizando piropos (es frecuente que quien recibe el piropo minimice su valor)

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