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Ngai, Phyllis B.; Yoshimura, Stephen M.; Doi, Fumihiro – Intercultural Education, 2020
This study examines the possibility that interaction through social network platforms can serve as an informal means of developing intercultural competence among international students in higher education settings. Japanese students studying in the United States at a university in the Northwestern US were invited to participate in a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Students
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Chiocca, Emmanuelle S. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This qualitative case study investigates the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) of US Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets and their goals in learning critical languages. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and data were examined through inductive, thematic analysis. Findings indicate that goals appeared in…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Gilmore, Gwen; Margrain, Valerie; Mellgren, Elisabeth – Intercultural Education, 2020
This research reports intercultural dialogue of meaning making in literacy by lecturers, engaged with an assessment moderation process of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teacher education across Australia, New Zealand and Sweden. The purpose of the dialogue was to inform pedagogical and conceptual knowledge in their courses. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Intercultural Communication, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Thomas, Rebecca S.; Waugh, Christian E. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This study examined the effects of a script-based communicative intervention (SBCI) on psychological and cultural adaptation in students studying abroad in second language (German and Spanish) contexts. Regardless of language proficiency, students with exposure to the SBCI, relative to those without the intervention, exhibited higher well-being…
Descriptors: Intervention, Study Abroad, German, Spanish
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Kennedy, Juliet – Intercultural Education, 2020
This article examines cultural and intercultural views and beliefs about learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) made by two fifteen-year-old students. Data collected from classroom observations, stimulated recall, unstructured and semi-structured interviews show the students regularly reflecting on language and culture outside the classroom.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reflection, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Matthews, Blair – Intercultural Education, 2020
Reflexivity refers to the capacity for individuals to understand the cultural system and manage their own position within it. Reflexivity is a key concept in the understanding of intercultural communication, particularly in recognising the ability for individuals to understand and adapt to new cultural contexts. However, the prevailing methods…
Descriptors: Role, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Acculturation
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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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Coffey, Brian K. – Intercultural Education, 2019
Nine years of experience teaching economics in the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan provides knowledge on the nuances and challenges of teaching economics across cultures. Particular categories and difficulties are presented with some examples of how to address them. Conclusions and findings are used to form general guiding principles for teaching…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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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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García Ochoa, Gabriel; McDonald, Sarah – Intercultural Education, 2019
There is a growing body of work on the field of what is now known as 'cultural literacy', but little has been written about its application, and even less on how to teach it in the context of higher education. This article discusses 'destabilisation' as an approach to teaching cultural literacy in higher education in the context of the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Literacy, Intercultural Communication
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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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Gilmore, Gwen – Intercultural Education, 2019
This research investigates an intercultural praxis approach to using visual research methods, in Australia and Vietnam, with preservice teachers in a Diploma of Early Childhood (DEC) course. The paper results from limited research with DEC preservice teachers exploring the development of intercultural praxis and limited research in teaching whilst…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods
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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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