Material Design: The Challenge of Culture

This presentation critically views culture presentation in Persian langauge materials. Cultural awareness influences attitudes underlying motivations in continuing learning of our non-heritage learners of Persian, addresses exoticism, orientalism and othering and operates as a ‘peace making’ tool in the international affairs context (Aruni and Sjraydi, 2001). Within the existing political situations of different sorts of actors, including nation-states, diasporic community and multinationals (Appadurai, 1996:33), language learning materials should be conscious and unbiased in presenting the culture under study. As an example, I introduce one lesson designed with regards to presentation of culture in multiple layers and perspectives and.