This study aimed to investigate that the language policies of Korea have been changed to meet the needs of the globalized world. The purpose of this research was to examine how English language textbooks reflected the goals of the language policies of Korea for promoting the competences of Korea’s young generation to participate in a global competition. As for the research methodology, English language textbook analysis was adopted because English language textbooks approved by the Korean government show the essential elements of Korea’s globalization policies, as found in the contents of the English textbooks. The nine middle school textbooks published in 2015 and 2017 (one textbook in grade7,8,9 from 3 different publishing companies) were analyzed, focusing on the topical construction and cultural contents. The results of the textbook analysis showed that the topics of the textbooks were diverse and the cultural contents of English textbooks were varied so that the cultural awareness of Korean students could be expanded. So the language policies of Korea can be evaluated as appropriate for cultivating the young Korean generation’s capabilities so as to participate in the globalized world.
- 주제 : 어문학분야 > 언어학
- 발행기관 : 범태평양 응용언어학회
- 간행물 : Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (Journal of PAAL ), 22권 2호