TEACHING CULTURE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM IN ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION IN MACEDONIA
This paper focuses on elements of culture in the foreign language classroom and attempts to provide an image to which extend do we, as teachers teach the students the target culture and how aware are the language teachers and the students of its importance. The paper presents both students' and the language instructors' views and level of cultural awareness. It reports on survey carried out on a number of English language teachers in primary, secondary and higher education in Stip, Republic of Macedonia, and a number of students of English as their major studying the teaching strand at the Department of English language and literature at the University Goce Delcev in Stip. It compares their levels of cultural awareness relative to their teaching experience and future careers for teachers and students respectively. It provides an insight into how teachers and students understand culture and finally draws a few conclusions concerning changes in the developments of the teaching staff and the teacher training teaching process.