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A selection of free websites and downloadable materials relating to language and culture in countries around the world. Review the sites before using them in your primary classroom and take care to supervise children online. Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
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... to develop Intercultural Competence


Intercultural competence A theoretical construct for cross-cultural competence, language proficiency, and regional expertise. Intercultural competence is the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of other cultures:[1] Appropriately. Valued rules, norms, and expectations of the relationship are not violated significantly.Effectively. Valued goals or rewards (relative to costs and alternatives) are accomplished. In interactions with people from foreign cultures, a person who is interculturally competent understands the culture-specific concepts of perception, thinking, feeling, and acting. Intercultural competence
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Welcome to the intercultural understanding toolkit. The purpose of these pages is to examine in more depth how language departments can develop a stronger emphasis on culture in their key stage 3 curriculum. The importance of modern foreign languages Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. Intercultural understanding toolkit | Supporting the new secondary curriculum for languages Intercultural understanding toolkit | Supporting the new secondary curriculum for languages
themes / aspects / Elmar Holenstein: A Dozen Rules of Thumb for Avoiding Intercultural Misunderstandings
Intercultural Education
For fresh articles and content visit our blog! Below you will find access to a range of articles relating to cross cultural and intercultural communication. The articles touch upon a number of topics that will be of interest to a wide range of reader involved in intercultural communication such as international business personnel, HR staff, people working in public services and in many other areas where intercultural communication is an issue. Intercultural Communication Articles Intercultural Communication Articles
Andy Gillett looks at ways in which professional English language teachers can help other members of staff communicate better with international students. In my present job, I am often asked if I can help other members of staff, both academic and non-academic, to communicate with international students better. At the IATEFL conference in Brighton this year, I tried to explore ways in which experienced professional language teachers can use their knowledge and experience to do this. Intercultural communication Intercultural communication
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Analyzing intercultural communication Different approaches to intercultural communicationKnapp, Karlfried & A. Knapp-Potthoff (1987) Instead of an introduction: Conceptual issues in analyzing intercultural communication. In K. Knapp, W. Analyzing intercultural communication
Needs analysis One of the jobs I do fairly regularly is observe trainers in action, and one thing I've noticed time and time again is that although the class is having fun and appears to be happy with what the trainer is doing, no-one seems to be questioning whether or not the training is really going to help them in the real world. Many learners seem to pass responsibility for what happens in the classroom to the trainer, who "knows best", and whose main job it seems is to keep everyone entertained, while at the same time organising activities which seem to be about "business English". Now there might be very good reasons for this. Needs analysis
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