Improving the teaching of invisible culture is a recognised need in the TESOL sector. While there are both scholars calling for a
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for its teaching. This paper attempts to bridge the gap between theory and pedagogical need by proposing that the Natural Semantic
Metalanguage (NSM) is a useful tool in ELT through which resources for teachers and learners can be developed. In particular, it
will discuss the results of a pilot study into using cultural scripts to teach cultural norms, demonstrate how they can be applied
to classroom teaching situations, and discuss how materials can be developed from the theories.
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