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Ghanem, Carla – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Cultural awareness and intercultural competence (IC) of students in foreign language (FL) instruction have been widely examined (e.g. Byram, 1997; Belz, 2002). The importance of the FL teacher in aiding students' IC development is less extensively researched, however. Author (2014), Kohler (2015), Sercu et al. (2005) and Sercu (2006) are a few…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ghanem, Carla – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The study explores the complexities associated with graduate language instructors' NS/NNS identities and teaching of culture. Researchers, who work mainly in the English as a Second/Foreign Language field, have been discussing this divide and have examined the advantages and disadvantages each group brings to the profession, but not the influence…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers