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Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

  • Author: Michael Byram
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853593772
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 124
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Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.

Developing and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

Developing and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

A Guide for Language Teachers and Teacher Educators

  • Author: Ildikó Lázár
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9789287162250
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 43
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The aim of this publication is to assist teacher educators and language teachers in shifting the focus from linguistic competence to intercultural communicative competence. The printed booklet of the present guide contains the introductions to: definitions of key terms in intercultural communication; planning and designing intercultural communication courses and workshops; teaching/training methods and materials; and assessing intercultural communicative competence. The materials on the accompanying CD-ROM include: the theoretical background to teaching language and culture; detailed workshop and course planning guidelines; teaching materials and activities based on literature, films and songs; guidelines and tasks for assessment and descriptors of competences; intercultural communication workshop reports; and our research articles about the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching (FIT).--Publisher's description.

Intercultural Communication Competence

Intercultural Communication Competence

Conceptualization and its Development in Cultural Contexts and Interactions

  • Author: Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443859958
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 395
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Intercultural communication competence is an indispensable ability for people to interact appropriately and effectively across nations and regions in the globalized world. Competent intercultural communication enables people to reach mutual understanding as well as reciprocal relationships. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the research of intercultural communication competence. However, due to its complexity, many problems remain unanswered and need to be addressed. This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios. A group of leading international scholars in different academic disciplines join to map out a comprehensive picture, providing an in-depth and up-to-date work on intercultural communication competence. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and enhances readers’ understanding on the concept of intercultural communication competence. It is a useful source for educators, researchers, students and professionals.

Intercultural communication competence

Intercultural communication competence

  • Author: Richard Lee Wiseman,Jolene Koester
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780803947191
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 255
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Published in cooperation with the Speech Communication Association Division on International and Intercultural Communication "The editors should be commended, as the volume presents the latest thinking and research from scholars within the intercultural field and, more broadly, from the speech communication discipline. For those interested in learning more about various communication-based theories and approaches to the study of intercultural competence I highly recommend they take a close look at this book. I found the introductory chapter by Koester, Wiseman, and Sanders extremely valuable in integrating the various perspectives represented by the authors. Their discussion of the starting points for the study of the intercultural communication competence. . . was very well written. Part I focused on conceptual issues, and it includes and excellent review article by Judith Martin about the various approaches taken in the study of intercultural communication competence. William Gudykunst's anxiety/uncertainty management chapter is perhaps the clearest and most practical extension to date of his extensive theoretical research program on uncertainty and anxiety reduction processes. It is tightly written with examples and elaborated explanations of key constructs that relate to intercultural effectiveness. I found this chapter [Myron Lustig and Brian Spitzberg's methodological concerns relevant to the study of intercultural communication competence] to be one of the most targeted analyses of research methods for examining communication competence within the distinctly different intercultural arena. This chapter provides a blueprint for research design decision making on studying the difficult phenomenon of intercultural communication competence. . . .Donal Carbaugh's ethnographic approach for identifying the verbal means and meanings in social interaction is exciting, creative, insightful, and practical. I highly recommend Intercultural Communication Competence for a graduate-level theory course in intercultural communication and, more generally, for any course that focuses on cross-cultural interaction. Further, this book would be a welcome addition for a graduate-level intercultural research course.Overall, Wiseman and Koester have edited a high-quality intercultural book that focuses on a complex communication phenomenon. I urge anyone interested in this important topic to read Intercultural Communication Competence. --Mitchell R. Hammer, The American University, International Journal of Intercultural Relations Contemporary societies have witnessed the greatest migration of human populations in recorded history. Accordingly, interactions among citizens of these societies are becoming increasingly intercultural. By gathering the most current research, theories, and methods from the leading scholars in the field, Intercultural Communication Competence is the state-of-the-art study on intercultural communication competence and effectiveness. Part I analyzes the conceptual decisions made in intercultural communication competence research by examining decisions regarding conceptualization, operationalization, research design, and sampling. In Part Two, the contributors present four different theoretical orientations while illustrating how each person's theoretical bias directs the focus of research. The essays in the final section examine both qualitative and quantitative approaches to intercultural communication competence research. With exemplary conceptual and empirical studies, scholars, researchers, teachers, and students alike will find a wealth of information in this tightly edited book.

Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Language Teaching in Polish State Colleges

Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Language Teaching in Polish State Colleges

  • Author: Piotr Romanowski
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443892254
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 205
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This volume provides a strong theoretical introduction to the field of intercultural communication, offering practical examples of classroom activities, as well as presenting empirical research which demonstrates that intercultural communicative competence (ICC) can be developed effectively in specially tailored courses adjusted to the needs of learners. It presents a novel model of intercultural sensitivity assessment, and outlines the results of research into intercultural communicative competence conducted among the students of English Language Studies in state colleges in Poland. The cultural component in developing ICC as an extra-linguistic determinant is assigned particular prominence in the book. A thorough analysis of the empirical material collected from participant observation, the administered questionnaires and interviews allowed the most common values and attitudes held as components of intercultural sensitivity to be identified. The obtained findings are subsequently analyzed to predict the potential areas of communication misunderstandings and failures between Polish learners of English and representatives of other cultures.

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

A Reader

  • Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495554189
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effecti

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst,Bella Mody
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761920908
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 606
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This Second Edition illustrates how the field is composed and looks at how it has grown. The four parts examine cross-cultural communication; intercultural communication; international communication; and development communication. Each part begins with a chapter on theories and closes with one on issues. This Edition is thoroughly revised and reorganized with expanded coverage of international, development, and cross-cultural communication and new chapters.

Acquiring Intercultural Communicative Competence from Textbooks

Acquiring Intercultural Communicative Competence from Textbooks

The Case of Flemish Adolescent Pupils Learning German

  • Author: Lies Sercu
  • Publisher: Leuven University Press
  • ISBN: 9789058670267
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 425
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This book investigates whether and to what extent foreign language textbooks can contribute to promoting adolescent pupils' acquisition of intercultural communicative competence. It gives a full scientific account of a research project carried out amongst Flemish learners of German. The focus of the research was on the relationships between the culture teaching approaches adopted in textbooks and the pupils' learning of culture. Although the sub-title refers to a particular group of pupils learning a particular language, the study has more general bearing and constitutes a substantial contribution to the literature, and in particular empirical research, on the development of intercultural competence in and through foreign language education.The composition of the volume reflects the affective, cognitive and contact dimensions of the culture learning process. It also gives space to the theoretical platform on which the research was built, and to the research methodology adopted. Chapter 1 sets out to contextualise and define the research topic. It clarifies the study's position within the field of culture-and-language learning-and-teaching theory, practice and research. It also situates the investigation into the specific context of teaching and learning foreign languages-and-cultures in Flanders. In chapter 2 the theoretical framework informing the study is developed. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the techniques of data collection and analysis employed, of the kinds of data collected, and of the chronology of data collection. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 provide an interpretative description and analysis of the investigation's key concepts. Chapters 4 and 5 focus on the pupils' culture learning processes and analyse relationships between attitude, contact and perception data. In chapter 6 the culture teaching approaches adopted in the investigated textbook series are described and evaluated with regard to their potential for promoting the pupils' learning of culture. Chapter 7, finally, provides a summary overview of the study's main findings and presents the main conclusions that can be drawn from the evidence presented in earlier chapters. It estimates the value of the study's research methodology and theoretical framework. It also reflects on how the research findings can find application and implementation.

Intercultural Communicative Competence for Global Citizenship

Intercultural Communicative Competence for Global Citizenship

Identifying cyberpragmatic rules of engagement in telecollaboration

  • Author: Marina Orsini-Jones,Fiona Lee
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137581034
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 135
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This work builds on the assumption that language learning and teaching needs to be made more relevant to the 'glocalised' digital world we live in. Its authors argue that staff in Higher Education (HE) must prepare students for effective online interaction and explores the digital, linguistic and critical intercultural components of ‘global citizenship’. The book pivots around an innovative research study; linguistic politeness frameworks are revisited to analyse the written online exchanges on an Online International Learning (OIL) - or intercultural telecollaborative - project between the UK and France.Through the use of cyberpragmatics, and inspired by Meyer and Land’s ‘threshold concept pedagogy’, the authors examine the challenges and solutions identified by an ‘expert student’ in managing rules of engagement and intercultural awareness when interacting online. This book will appeal to students and scholars of applied linguistics, education, sociolinguistics and intercultural communication, and provide a valuable resource for teacher trainers, language teachers and educators across the world.

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

  • Author: Michael Byram,Adam Nichols,David Stevens
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853595363
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 283
  • View: 9716
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It is now widely recognised that learning a language should not just involve linguistic competence but also intercultural competence. It is also clear that intercultural competence can be developed through related subjects such as geography, history, mother tongue teaching. This book takes this as a given and provides practical help for teachers who wish to help their learners acquire intercultural competence in the ordinary classroom. It contains descriptions of lessons and materials from a wide range of classrooms in several countries and for beginners to advanced learners.

Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange

Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange

A Multinational Perspective

  • Author: Alvino Fantini
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351251724
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 338
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This book explores the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), a set of abilities required to promote sojourner engagement with diversity during study abroad and other educational exchange experiences. A highly original contribution to the intercultural communication literature, this book bases its multinational perspective of ICC on an extensive literary search in six languages and spanning 50 years to identify ICC’s multiple components, to develop a comprehensive assessment tool, and to assess its development and impact on exchange participants in multiple countries.

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761929000
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 302
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This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

Incorporating Intercultural Communicative Competence in Language Teaching Education

Incorporating Intercultural Communicative Competence in Language Teaching Education

  • Author: Ildikó Lázár
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9287151962
  • Category: Communication interculturelle / rasuqam
  • Page: 107
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Intercultural Communication Competence

Intercultural Communication Competence

Implications for Learning and Teaching in a Globalized World

  • Author: Thomas Schmalzer
  • Publisher: MacMillan India Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780230633605
  • Category: Intercultural communication
  • Page: 243
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Modern higher education increasingly follows trends of internationalization. With increasing academic mobility of students, researchers and professors, new forms of learning, teaching and group collaboration have emerged. Institutions of higher education

Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education

Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education

  • Author: García-Pérez, Grisel María,Rojas-Primus, Constanza
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522517340
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 361
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Any educational environment involves the interaction of diverse groups and individuals. To foster productive and effective communication, it becomes imperative to understand people’s different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as their value systems. Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the presence of cultural diversity in educational contexts and how to promote effective dialogues in these environments. Highlighting extensive coverage on topics relating to intercultural learning, such as social identity, gender diversity, and formative feedback, this book is ideally designed for academics, upper-level students, educators, professionals, and practitioners seeking pedagogical research on communication between diverse cultural groups.

Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence with a Textbook

Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence with a Textbook

  • Author: Irina Maric
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656317488
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 21
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 13,00 Punkte, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Institut für Anglistik), course: Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence in the EFL Classroom, language: English, abstract: Although intercultural concepts tend to essentialism and reductionism and thus run the risk of constructing artificial ethnic differences and stereotypes, the existing models are quite useful for teaching purposes as well as for the purpose of this paper which is to analyse a textbook for German high school in order to find out more about its potential to help develop ICC. In my view, using both terms interchangeably is acceptable as long as one considers culture to be a dynamic, negotiable phenomenon (cf. Freitag 2008). Regarding the actual teaching I agree with Hu (2009) that intercultural concepts in spite of their deficits cannot and should not be replaced immediately, but gradually with the narrative-constructive concepts of intercultural learning in mind. The national KMK-Bildungsstandards (2010: 12f.) set rather high standards for ICC emphasising the role of literature and diversity of texts in developing ICC. Landeskunde should be taught as well, but not only to impart fact knowledge, but to enable students to communicate in real intercultural situations. Generally speaking, the task of a teacher is to prepare his students for the challenges of future life and they are definitely going to take place in a globalized, inter- or transcultural world. According to the White Paper on Intercultural Learning by the Council of Europe, in a democracy, we do not only have the opportunity, but the duty to act as active, responsible, reflective and self-critical citizens, respectful of others and to help build a peaceful, democratic world. (2008: 29). I think that helping students to achieve this aim is best done by enhancing their discourse ability (more in chapter 2.1) Since the most common way of teaching EFL in Germany is by using a textbook (cf. Kurtz 2010), this paper will try to find out how well this can be done in regard to developing ICC based on the realities of the FL classroom. In order to do so first of all we have to clarify the basic theoretical concepts which are needed to understand the idea of intercultural communication and consequently the competences which are required for the successful accomplishment of that interactive task. In a second step I will conduct a small qualitative research exploring and evaluating both the theoretical ICC learning models and the textbook New Context.

Teaching and Learning Intercultural Communicative Competence

Teaching and Learning Intercultural Communicative Competence

Theories and Practice

  • Author: Simone Fay
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668496854
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 17
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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Speech Science / Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Education Weingarten, course: Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft sowie ihre Didaktik, language: English, abstract: Dieser Aufsatz behandelt die Bedeutung kultureller sowie interkultureller Bewusstheit für den Fremdsprachenerwerb und visualisiert mögliche didaktische Umsetzungen exemplarisch. Es wird auch auf die allgemeine Bedeutsamkeit kultureller Kompetenz eingegangen und auf den heutigen Stand der Globalisierung bezogen. Ferner wird Michael Byram's Theorie zu interkultureller kommunikativer Kompetenz (1997) mit einem Konzept der interkulturellen Psychologie nach Alexander Thomas (2006) verglichen und schließlich auf den Schul- beziehungsweise Bildungskontext verglichen. Da diese Arbeit im Rahmen eines Seminars und einer entsprechend praktischen Durchführung mit Studierenden verfasst wurde, ist eine exemplarische Phase zum interkulturellen Kompetenzerwerb beschrieben und reflektiert.

An Introduction to Intercultural Communication

An Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Identities in a Global Community

  • Author: Fred E. Jandt
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483344312
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 472
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An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community prepares today’s students to successfully navigate our increasingly global community. Fred E. Jandt introduces essential communication skills and concepts that will empower readers to interact successfully with different cultures and ethnic groups. To spark student interest, Jandt offers readers unique insights into intercultural communication, at home and abroad, through an emphasis on history, culture, and popular media. Each chapter integrates material on social media, as well as extensive new examples from recent international news and events. Throughout the text, Jandt reinforces the important roles that stories, personal experiences, and self-reflection play in building our intercultural understanding and competence. The Eighth Edition adds depth to the coverage of theory and includes two new features: Focus on Skills provides expanded coverage of intercultural communication in practice, while Focus on Technology illustrates the impact of new communication technology on intercultural encounters. The new edition also introduces a new map program to provide students with additional context for discussion of cultures and regions across the globe.

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

  • Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Yoshitaka Miike,Jing Yin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135048703
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 600
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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to the study of culture and communication. In this expanded second edition, editors Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, and Jing Yin bring together thirty-two essential readings for students of cross-cultural, intercultural, and international communication. This stand-out collection aims to broaden and deepen the scope of the field by placing an emphasis on diversity, including work from authors across the globe examining the processes and politics of intercultural communication from critical, historical, and indigenous perspectives. The collection covers a wide range of topics: the emergence and evolution of the field; issues and challenges in cross-cultural and intercultural inquiry; cultural wisdom and communication practices in context; identity and intercultural competence in a multicultural society; the effects of globalization; and ethical considerations. Many readings first appeared outside the mainstream Western academy and offer diverse theoretical lenses on culture and communication practices in the world community. Organized into five themed sections for easy classroom use, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader includes a detailed bibliography that will be a crucial resource for today's students of intercultural communication.

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Language in Action

  • Author: Zhu Hua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136029761
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 280
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Intercultural Communication investigates the role of language in intercultural communication, paying particular attention to the interplay between cultural diversity and language practice. This book brings together current or emerging strands and themes in the field by examining how intercultural communication permeates our everyday life, what we can do to achieve effective and appropriate intercultural communication, and why we study language, culture and identity together. The focus is on interactions between people from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and regards intercultural communication as a process of negotiating meaning, cultural identities, and – above all – differences between ourselves and others. Including global examples from a range of genres, this book is an essential read for students taking language and intercultural communication modules within Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Education or Communication Studies courses.