Intercultural Competence – Its Role in the Intensive English Program


In the 21st century, with __globalization__ as one of its buzz words, the concept of intercultural competence has drawn attention of participants in all professional fields. In the Intensive English Programs, incorporating intercultural competence into the fundamental competences such as reading, writing, grammar, speaking and communication not only makes English learning more pragmatical and effective but also motivates students, both language learners and their native-speaking peers, to become more aware of the reality of this changing world and establish appropriate attitude and communication skills, thus become competent and well-rounded global citizens. This presentation will explore contents and methods the author and her colleagues have developed and utilized in enhancing students' intercultural competence in the college level Intensive English Program in North America. Four elements: attitude, knowledge, skills, and assessments will be described, discussed, and evaluated through an action research.

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Gloria Chen, Indiana Institute of Technology, USA

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Conference: IICLLHawaii2016
Stream: Cross-Cultural Communication

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