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ERIC Number: ED305693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-17
Pages: 28
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English Literacy Redefined: Promoting Intercultural Literacy through English as a Search for Better Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communications.
Cakmak, Sibel
Intercultural literacy is an urgent need in today's world of global interdependency. A contextually adaptable agenda for promoting intercultural literacy through English can be adapted in different contexts to generate various communicative activities. Teachers and students can collaborate to work towards becoming intercultural citizens, based on age, needs, experiences, levels, and interests. Intercultural literacy should promote conversation between Eastern and Western cultures. Through an intercultural English language curriculum Eastern and Western cultures engage in dialogue. In such a curriculum, linguistic and non-linguistic means become meaningful for exchanging ideas and alternate world views. Language use becomes efficient, enjoyable, and purposeful as students perceive that even a foreign language is only a tool for various learnings. (Two figures are included and 43 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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