Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice (Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education, 1)

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice (Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education, 1)

by Michael Byram, Adam Nichols
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853595365

ISBN-13: 9781853595363

Pub. Date: 08/16/2001

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853595363
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
08/16/2001
Series:
Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introduction1
Part 1In the Classroom9
Beginners
1The International Partnership Project11
Intermediate
2Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence through Literature29
3'Up the Hills of Identity'44
Advanced
4Visual Codes and Modes of Presentation of Television News Broadcasts60
5An Approach to Implementing a Cultural Studies Syllabus77
6'Family life' and 'Regional Identity'--Comparative Studies while Learning French93
7'It Must Be Cultural Because I Don't Do It': Cultural Awareness in Initial TESOL Teacher Education111
Part 2Beyond the Classroom131
Using New Technologies
8Virtual Intercultural Competence: A Programme for Japanese Elementary School Students133
9Students as Virtual Ethnographers: Exploring the Language Culture-Connection146
10Working in Tandem: an Anglo-French Project162
11New Tools for Old Tricks: Information and Communication Technology in Teaching British Cultural Studies176
In the Field
12Tandem Learning as an Intercultural Activity189
13'Why Do Danes Put Their Elderly in Nursing Homes?'--Working Outside the Classroom with Adult Second Language Learners203
Part 3Developing Resources217
14Cultural Understanding in Danish Schools219
15'I Thought My Teacher Fancied Me'236
16British and Bulgarian Christmas Cards: A Research Project for Students246
17Study of Landscapes as an Approach to Openness to Others260
Further Reading277
Index282

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