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ERIC Number: EJ798432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Promoting Intercultural Communicative Competence through Foreign Language Courses
Planken, Brigitte; van Hooft, Andreu; Korzilius, Hubert
Business Communication Quarterly, v67 n3 p308-315 2004
Learning a foreign language is important in intercultural business communication (IBC) studies. Equally important is developing intercultural communicative competence, that is, a recognition of the cultural factors influencing behavior in business encounters around the globe. This article suggests how tertiary-level foreign language (FL) courses can be contextualized to promote intercultural learning geared to "achieving an awareness of cultural diversity and an understanding of different modes of living and behaviour". It describes the learning projects and tasks incorporated into the 1st-year IBC program at Nijmegen University in the Netherlands. This article presents a pedagogic intervention in awareness-raising and production tasks. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands