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Reflections on language(s) and linguistics. Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. Intercultural Communication. Intercultural understanding. A selection of free websites and downloadable materials relating to language and culture in countries around the world.

Intercultural understanding

Review the sites before using them in your primary classroom and take care to supervise children online. For helpful advice, readBecta’s guidelines on e-safety. View: Festivals and celebrations Christmas CILT Library Christmas resources A list of teaching materials for young learners housed in the CILT Library and featuring activities and ideas around celebrating Christmas. Chinese New Year Easter British Council language assistants - Easter activities Eid BBC Schools religion - Eid information for teachers Ramadan Resources for multiple occasions BBC Northern Ireland KS2 festivals Download teachers notes and worksheets from the BBC Northern Ireland series.

Global dimension resources in English. Journal of Intercultural Studies. ... to develop Intercultural Competence. Interculturality. Intercultural competence. A theoretical construct for cross-cultural competence, language proficiency, and regional expertise.

Intercultural competence

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 is also called "cross-cultural competence" (3C). Basics[edit] Cultures can be different not only between continents or nations but also within the same company and even within the same family. The basic requirements for intercultural competence are empathy, an understanding of other people's behaviors and ways of thinking, and the ability to express one's own way of thinking.

Supporting the new secondary curriculum for languages. 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. The paragraph above is drawn from the ‘importance statement’ in the revised languages programme of study. Intercultural understanding is one of the four key concepts of the new languages curriculum. Appreciating the richness and diversity of other cultures Recognising that there are different ways of seeing the world, and developing an international outlook {*style:<b> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Themes / aspects / Elmar Holenstein: A Dozen Rules of Thumb for Avoiding Intercultural Misunderstandings. Intercultural Education. Intercultural Communication Articles. Intercultural communication. Andy Gillett looks at ways in which professional English language teachers can help other members of staff communicate better with international students.

Intercultural communication

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. How can intercultural communication be improved? How can we communicate better with a student from another culture, from another education system, of a different age, who speaks a different language? After looking at problems with some definitions of communication, I suggested that in order to communicate well with someone from a different culture, knowledge of that person’ s culture was necessary. There are five broad areas that I had found useful to look at: 1. Some useful areas to look at are: 2.

Journal of Intercultural Communication. Intercultural Communication. Home | Suggest New Link | Report Broken Link | Follow Us on Twitter Intercultural Communication Home > Communicating > Intercultural Communication Resources Focused on Intercultural Communication Overviews "Cross-Cultural Communication" by Michele LeBaron Culture and Communication: A Primer for Instructors (Medicine Hat College) A Dozen Rules of Thumbfor Avoiding Intercultural Misunderstandings (Elmar Holenstein) “Intercultural Research: The Current State of Knowledge” by Stephan Dahl.

Intercultural Communication

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.

Needs analysis

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. Perhaps this is actually all that the class wants to do. Perhaps the trainer is following a syllabus which has already been agreed with the course sponsors. But it may also be possible that the trainer simply doesn't know enough about what the learners really need to be able to do in English, and doesn't have the tools to find out. Tell us about your last meeting. Intercultural Stuff. Intercultural.