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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2024, 7(6); doi: 10.25236/FER.2024.070602.

The Implications of Acculturation Model Theory on Foreign Language Classroom Teaching


Jiaqi Li

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Jiaqi Li

Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, 730070, China


Language is the carrier of culture, without understanding the culture of the language you learn, you can’t really learn a language. John Schumann’s Acculturation Model Theory is a theory that explores the rules of foreign language learning from the perspectives of social and psychological factors to overcome the unfavorable factors affecting foreign language learners’ acquisition process. This paper focuses on the background and two influential factors of the Acculturation Model Theory, and then analyzes its practice in Chinese foreign language classroom teaching and its implication to foreign language teaching.


acculturation model; social distance; psychological distance; foreign language teaching

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Jiaqi Li. The Implications of Acculturation Model Theory on Foreign Language Classroom Teaching. Frontiers in Educational Research (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 6: 11-15. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2024.070602.


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