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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Intercultural Education, 2020
Researcher and teacher beliefs towards culture and teaching culture have changed over the last decade. Nowadays, the main objective of language teachers has shifted from teaching communicative competence to intercultural communicative competence. The purpose of this study was to investigate the beliefs and perspectives of a number of Iranian EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Trakulkasemsuk, Wannapa; Jimarkon Zilli, Pattamawan – Intercultural Education, 2019
This study examined power through social relations between entities in the implementation of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in an environment where English is spoken as a foreign language. The examination involved analysing the discourse of two foreign English teachers. Specifically, subject positioning of entities, made apparent…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Power Structure, Interpersonal Competence, English (Second Language)
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Setyono, Budi; Widodo, Handoyo Puji – Intercultural Education, 2019
In transcultural and transnational communication settings, English learners have to be able to communicate with people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. For this reason, English as a foreign language (EFL) textbooks, for instance, not only promote Anglo-American and British cultures but also include both EFL learners' home and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Tran, Tran Thien Quynh; Admiraal, Wilfried; Saab, Nadira – Intercultural Education, 2019
In this internationalised world, graduate employability in terms of intercultural communication skills needs to be taken into account in higher education. The present study aims to explore the effects of critical incident task instruction on English non-majored undergraduates' intercultural competence. One group of students received ten weeks of…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Educational Practices, Nonmajors, Intercultural Communication
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Ramjattan, Vijay A. – Intercultural Education, 2019
Private English language schools market the language as a tool that helps one connect with others from different cultures. Despite their promotion of English aiding in intercultural communication, these institutions may believe that only the white native speaker is the ideal teacher of the language. This valuing of the white native speaker can…
Descriptors: Private Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gordon Ginzburg, Etti – Intercultural Education, 2019
Training of immigrant teachers offers ample opportunities for intercultural interactions, yet it also requires unique sensitivities. On the one hand, immigrant teachers are often qualified and experienced. At the same time, immigration forces them out of their comfort zone, entailing some loss of professional status and self-esteem. The essay…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Seung Chun – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article discusses the pedagogical opportunities to use film as a tool to supplement lecture and classroom learning activities in a pre-service teachers' course in a Malaysian higher education setting. While the multicultural participants participated in two academic courses to learn how to teach spoken English to young learners, movie…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Higher Education, Films, Critical Viewing
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Qian, Lihua; Garner, Mark – Intercultural Education, 2019
The nature of culture and its place in foreign-language teaching (FLT) have been explored at considerable length in Western scholarly literature. These topics have also received the attention of FLT scholars in China, which, with its vast educational system and increasing involvement on the international stage, has the potential to provide an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)
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McConachy, Troy – Intercultural Education, 2018
There is currently strong recognition within the field of intercultural language teaching of the need for language learners to develop the ability to actively interpret and critically reflect on cultural meanings and representations from a variety of perspectives. This article argues that cultural representations contained in language textbooks,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Genç, Gülten – Intercultural Education, 2018
English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers, as the backbone of language teaching system, are expected to raise the awareness level of students' intercultural communication competence by helping them relate their own culture to foreign cultures, empathise with foreign cultures' perspectives and tolerate the ambiguities or differences. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Multicultural Education, Career Readiness
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Savva, Maria – Intercultural Education, 2017
Teacher participation in cross-cultural experiences is often associated with the broadening of perspectives and increased intercultural sensitivity. While these qualities provide an overarching and important framework for intercultural development, they remain highly abstract. What exactly do we mean when we refer to these qualities? And in what…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, Cross Cultural Training, Interviews
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Siqueira, Sávio – Intercultural Education, 2017
Bearing in mind that learning a new language is much more than acquiring a new code, but a new way of being in the world, the aim of the article is to briefly raise and discuss relevant issues relating to language teacher education in these contemporary times, especially in the area of English Language Teaching (ELT). Emphasis is placed on the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Chronaki, Anna; Mountzouri, Georgia; Zaharaki, Maria; Planas, Núria – Intercultural Education, 2016
Based on an ethnographic study, we explore the potential of experimenting with multiple languages for number words as part of young children's mathematical activity. Data from a preschool classroom activity on "number words in 'other' languages" exemplify a complex process of discursive identity-work and dialogism amongst children,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Preschool Children, Class Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Burgess, K.; McKenzie, W.; Fehr, F. – Intercultural Education, 2016
This pilot study explored the international female (IF) students' (n = 17) lived experiences of health care accessibility while studying in a small town in Canada. Analysis guided by a phenomenological method resulted in three major themes--(1) after arriving to attend university, IF students experienced challenges in staying healthy, such as…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Students, Rural Areas, Social Media
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Strugielska, Ariadna; Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper reports an international project which took place at Nicolaus Copernicus University, where students and teachers from four European universities met for a two-week summer school. The main objective was to develop intercultural competence of teachers of English as a foreign language and their ability to demonstrate this skill during an…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Summer Programs
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