A Research about Intercultural Communication In Textbooks Which Are Used For Teaching Turkish As A Foreign Language
Learning a foreign language has been the most important way of communities’ familiarizing and comprehending each other for ages. Nowadays, in our rapidly globalizing world as high level technological vehicles are making shorter distances, booming communication means causes communities to become closer and that makes teaching a foreign language more important. These conditions have brought on intensive interaction between civilizations and so it has made necessary to learn other languages in the world. Learning a foreign language needs learning not only words and grammar structure but also acknowledging that language’s representing culture. Just as in each field in teaching a foreign language it is compulsory accommodating changing conditions and needs. Nowadays, the concept of being intercultural has being one of the most important particle of teaching foreign language but teaching grammar is still seen focal point at teaching Turkish for foreigners. This attitude has also seen in the textbooks which are used to teach Turkish as a foreign language. In this study “Yeni Hitit” and “Gökkuşağı Türkçe” which are widely used books of teaching Turkish for foreigners will be compared in terms of interculturality whereby scientific scanning method and their qualification will be determined.
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