Cultural Groups of Words in EFL Coursebooks and Pedagogical Implications




cultural words, EFL course books, structure, meanings, questionnaire, online activities


Vocabulary seems to be a high mountain to climb for language learners. Cultural words are among the enormous range of vocabulary on diverse topics. As far as this study is concerned, the structure and meaning of cultural groups of words in selected EFL course books are explained and analyzed; after that, pedagogical implications are recommended for learning these words. The key research methods include describing and analyzing the structure and meaning of cultural words in EFL coursebooks. Findings revealed that cultural words in selected EFL coursebooks possessed several distinctive features of structure and meaning. At the end of the study, several pedagogical implications in online English teaching and learning were proposed.

Author Biographies

Pham Thi Thanh Thuy, Hanoi National University of Education, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Pham Thi Thanh Thuy, Ph.D Candidate, is teaching English at Hanoi National University of Education. She earned her MA degree in University of Languages and International Studies-Vietnam National University, Hanoi. She majors in 4 skills of English, vocabulary, linguistics, and methods of teaching and learning English. She has attended many conferences including VietTESOL Convention International Conference 2020 and 17th CamTESOL International Conference 2021. Her slogan is: “You cannot live the 2nd time, so live and work with love at your fullest effort!”

Ha Hong Nga, Hanoi National University of Education, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Ha Hong Nga, MA is currently Vice-Dean of English Faculty, Hanoi National University of Education. She has worked as a teacher-trainer in English teaching since she graduated from Hanoi University – Viet Nam in 1990. Her major interests include linguistics, 4 skills of English, ESP, English teaching and studying methodology. She has attended many training courses and conferences in Viet Nam and overseas.


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How to Cite

Pham, T. T. T., & Ha, H. N. (2022). Cultural Groups of Words in EFL Coursebooks and Pedagogical Implications. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 13(2), 60-71.