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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(4); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.030421.

A Study on the Evaluation of Culture Contents in Intensive Reading Textbooks for English Majors


Jia Fan1, Xun Haoyue1, Liu Yahang2

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Jia Fan

1 Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu SiChuan 610031, China
2 Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai 201620, China


Language teaching materials and culture are closely related to each other. This study constructs a corpus of 1 to 4 volumes of Contemporary College English for English majors. The corpus online retrieval software “Cncorpus” is used to summarize the word frequency table and subject word list in order to investigate the characteristics of teaching materials in the selection and presentation of social and cultural knowledge. This paper discusses the possible influence of cultural phenomena on the construction of learner’s cultural system and the potential of language learning significance, and probes into the influence of Contemporary College English on the teaching and cross-cultural communication of English majors in China. It is found that the most prominent problems are the dominance of British and American culture, the lack of attention to local Chinese culture, and the distortion and imbalance in the culture of indistinct nationality. The study has certain significance and value for guiding teachers to teach, students to carry out cross-cultural communication, the editor to improve the compilation of teaching materials and the education department to formulate the policy of reasonable evaluation of teaching materials.


Textbooks evaluation; Corpus; Cross-cultural communication; Teaching materials for english majors  

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Jia Fan, Xun Haoyue, Liu Yahang. A Study on the Evaluation of Culture Contents in Intensive Reading Textbooks for English Majorsy. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 4: 83-88. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.030421.


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