SLA: Concept of Context in Community

Nima Shakouri Masouleh, Razieh Bahraminezhad Jooneghani
2012 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Hymes (1972) , forty years ago, maintained that knowing what goes on outside the school setting is necessary to understanding what goes on inside. He noted further that "the key to understanding language in context is to start not with language but with context. As Wendt (2003) concludes context must be regarded as causes for construction of meaningful realities and for checking their viability. Policymakers, practitioners and researchers have long understood that well-established context
more » ... ished context drives learners towards success, whether this success is defined as opening a simple talk with a neighbor or learning a language. Programs and policies, however, have focused almost exclusively on improving teaching and learning quality through investments in human capital rather than in exercising context as an appropriate success causer. The present study is an attempt to persuade policy makers to reconsider their ideology.
doi:10.4304/tpls.2.5.1003-1007 fatcat:m4f5zfqgafh4tief2mhstjzfb4