Kramsch, C. (1993). Context and Culture in Language Teaching. New York: Oxford University Press.
This book takes cultural knowledge in language learning
not only as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as
an educational objective in its own right. The book addresses such
issues as what do we mean by cultural context? Can discourse practices
be taught like rules of grammar? What role does literature play in
the development of second language literacy? How can learners acquire
both an insiders and an outsiders understanding of foreign
culture as expressed through its language? By exploring these and
other issues, the book helps language teachers reflect on their profession
and place it within its larger social and educational context.