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ERIC Number: ED565040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Intercultural Communicative Competence: Creating Awareness and Promoting Skills in the Language Classroom
López-Rocha, Sandra
Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) needs to be incorporated in the language curriculum if educators hope to help students develop an appreciation for the language and culture studied, an awareness of their own culture, and the development of skills that will allow them to be competent, adaptable, communicators. The key question addressed in this paper focuses on the importance placed on the incorporation of those skills, now recognised as crucial when learning a language: are we as teachers creating the conditions for the development of ICC, or are we simply hoping students will become interculturally competent on their own? It is, thus, necessary to understand what is meant by ICC, why must we consider fully integrating it in the language curriculum, and address the challenges associated with its inclusion. [For the complete volume, "Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Participation and Collaboration," see ED565011.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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