Cultural Identity of Iranian Students Learning English in and EFL Context

Mohammad Amin Mozaheb & Khojasteh Hosseinzadehpilehvar, Islamic Republic of Iran, ID LLCE2017-116;   Abstract: English language learning has attracted the attention of a large number of people in the 21st century. Students living in English as a Foreign language (EFL) contexts are no exception. It is believed that attitudes of the EFL learners towards EFL textbooks can help English Language Teaching experts develop better materials for learning. Thus, the present study seeks to investigate the attitudes of Iranian EFL students studying general English in university towards foreign culture using a questionnaire. The analysis of the results showed that the majority of the students would like to study EFL textbooks such as World English which are in line with their L1 culture. In other words, L1 values and cultures are also important to the students. The results can be used by those who are interested in syllabus design, materials developers.

Keywords: EFL, ELT, Culture, Textbooks, L1, L2