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What factor and aspects are to be considered when analyzing the social context of language teaching and learning?

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When analyzing the social context of language teaching and learning, the first thing to consider is what Holliday (2001) refers to as the "macro social context". This outer wall that surrounds the student/teacher relationship is made of the partnerships between community and school, school and home, and the overall societal attitudes of the people who interact with the student on a daily basis. It also includes the support systems and resources that are available as the social back-up of the community.

Understanding the macro context helps to comprehend the unique culture of the school...

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