Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

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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.ethnographic projects (Byram aamp; Cain, 1998; Barro, Jordan aamp; Roberts, 1998), lessons based on informative texts or other authentic material (Tomalin aamp; Stempleski, 1993) and ... The Text For the videotaped lessons, the short story a#39; The Circuita#39;, by Francisco Jimenez, was used. ... In the end, he returns from school full of plans and expectations only to see his family round the car packed to leave once again.

Title:Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice
Author: Michael Byram, Adam Nichols, David Stevens
Publisher:Multilingual Matters Limited - 2001

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