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ERIC Number: EJ1235931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Teaching Perspective Taking in Intercultural Contexts: Encounters with International Teaching Assistants with Foreign Accents
Adebayo, Comfort Tosin
Communication Teacher, v34 n1 p47-52 2020
The possession of a foreign accent constitutes one of the challenges international teaching assistants have to deal with in their encounters in U.S. classrooms. This challenge often impacts their perceived competence and effectiveness in the classroom. Consequently, undergraduate students usually have existing stereotypes about international teaching assistants even before they meet them. This activity teaches perspective taking in intercultural contexts, especially in encounters with international teaching assistants. Effects of taking the perspective of international teaching assistants and people from other cultures include building intercultural relations, improving interpersonal relationships, and empathic communication. Courses: Intercultural Communication, Communication Theory, and first-year courses. Objectives: The aim of this activity is to apply the understanding of perspective taking and intercultural competence in intercultural encounters with international teaching assistants (ITAs) and non-native speakers of the English language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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