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ULTURAL ACCOMMODATION IN LEARNING AND TEACHING THE NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE IN CLUJ-NAPOCA

 

Raluca Petrus, Sanda Tomescu-Baciu

Babe?-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, E-mail: raluca.petrus@yahoo.com; sanda.tomescu@yahoo.com

 

Acknowledgements

This paper has been presented at the Fourth international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania Empire-building and Region-building in the Baltic, North and Black sea areas hosted by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies and Ovidius University of Constanta, May 24-26, 2013. Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Finantat prin fonduri donate de Islanda, Liechtenstein si Norvegia).

 

Abstract:

This paper intends to focus on the role of socio-cultural accommodation and cultural awareness in relation to both learning and teaching the Norwegian language. A research has been conducted in order to investigate the would-be teachersí points of view regarding the appropriateness of teaching Norwegian by focusing on enhancing both cultural and linguistic elements. The would-be teachers enrolled in an initial teacher training program have proven to be aware of the intricate links that exist between language and culture. They have understood that Norwegian cannot be taught without taking into consideration its cultural elements.

 

Rezumat:

Acest studiu Ó?i propune s pun accentul pe relevan?a integrrii aspectelor socio-culturale ?i a con?tientizrii culturale Ón contextul predrii ?i Ónv?rii limbii norvegiene. Cercetarea realizat a avut ca scop identificarea perspectivei pe care studen?ii care particip„ la programul de formare ini?ial„?i-au format-o cu privire la relevan?a pred„rii limbii norvegiene dintr-o perspectiv„ care sus?ine utilizarea integrat„ a culturii ?i a limbii. Studen?ii care sunt Ónregistra?i Ón cadrul programului de formare ini?ial„ au dovedit faptul c„ sunt con?tien?i de conexiunile existente Óntre limb?i cultur„. Ace?tia au Ón?elesfaptul c limba norvegian nu poate s„ fie predat fr a lua Ón considerare elementele culturale care se regsesc Ón limb„.

 

Keywords: culture, foreign language learning and teaching, cultural accommodation, cultural awareness, intercultural competence


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