Year 2018, Volume 12, Issue 1-2, Pages 32 - 48 2018-12-28

Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand a Foreign Culture
Yabancı Bir Kültürü Anlamak için Yabancı Dil Öğretiminde Çevirinin Kullanılması

Irina-Ana Drobot [1]

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The purpose of this paper is to explain how teaching a foreign language benefits from taking images of its culture into account, through presentation of curiosities related to the respective culture, cultural background and knowledge of the context of communication. The paper brings an interdisciplinary studies approach to foreign language teaching, by looking for efficient teaching methods going through the fields of foreign language teaching, evolutionary psychology (the humans’ need for stories), pragmatics, cultural curiosities, linguistics and student psychology. The conclusions of the paper show that the tendency towards visual thinking in learning leads to efficient ways of teaching techniques in order to fix new notions. The linguistic theories claiming that different languages can offer different ways of understanding and looking at the world may be used to arouse interest and motivation in learners. We notice in YouTube video tutorials for foreign language learning, such as a Russian in Three Minutes video, the tutor mentioning that in Russian, the equivalent for the English greeting “good morning” is, literally, “kind morning”. Such examples can help learners form a true picture in their minds of the different mindset and the different perspectives the foreign language they learn opens up to them.

Bu makalenin amacı yabancı dil öğretiminde, karşı kültürün imgeleri dikkate alındığında, edebi ve kültürel çevirinin dil öğretimi teknikleriyle bir arada nasıl kullanıldığını göstermektir. Yabancı dil öğretiminde kullanılan bu imgeler, ilgili kültürle, kültürel mirasla ve iletişim bağlamı bilgisiyle ilgili olup öğrenme motivasyonunu arttırır. Bu makale yabancı dil öğretimi, evrimsel psikoloji (insanların hikayelere olan ihtiyacı), edimbilim, kültürel merak, dilbilim ve öğrenci psikolojisi alanlarındaki etkili öğretim yöntemlerini ortaya çıkararak yabancı dil öğretimine disiplinlerarası bir çalışma yaklaşımı getirmektedir. Makalede varılan sonuçlar, öğrenmede gösterilen görsel düşünme eğilimi sayesinde yeni öğrenilen kavramların düzeltilmesi için etkili öğretim tekniklerinin geliştiğini göstermektedir. Farklı dillerin farklı anlama ve dünyaya bakış açıları sunabileceğini iddia eden dilbilim kuramları, yabancı dil öğrenen kişilerin ilgisini çekmek ve motivasyonlarını arttırmak için kullanılabilir. Youtube’daki Russian in Three Minutes (Üç Dakikada Rusça) videosunda ders veren kişi, İngilizcede günaydın anlamına gelen “good morning” ifadesinin Rusçadaki bire bir karşılığının “kibar sabah” olduğunu söyler. Bu tür örnekler, öğrendikleri yabancı dilin kendilerine sunduğu farklı düşünce yapılarına ve bakış açılarına dair zihinlerinde gerçek bir resim oluşturabilmeleri için yabancı dil öğrenenlere yardımcı olabilir.

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Orcid: 0000-0002-2556-6233
Author: Irina-Ana Drobot
Institution: Technical University of Civil Engineering
Country: Romania


Bibtex @research article { cankujhss508029, journal = {Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences}, issn = {1309-6761}, address = {Cankaya University}, year = {2018}, volume = {12}, pages = {32 - 48}, doi = {}, title = {Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand a Foreign Culture}, key = {cite}, author = {Drobot, Irina-Ana} }
APA Drobot, I . (2018). Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand a Foreign Culture. Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 12 (1-2), 32-48. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/cankujhss/issue/42210/508029
MLA Drobot, I . "Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand a Foreign Culture". Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 12 (2018): 32-48 <http://dergipark.org.tr/cankujhss/issue/42210/508029>
Chicago Drobot, I . "Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand a Foreign Culture". Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 12 (2018): 32-48
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ISNAD Drobot, Irina-Ana . "Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand a Foreign Culture". Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 12 / 1-2 (December 2018): 32-48.