An Intercultural Perspective in Teaching the Didactics of the English Language

Hasdeu Street, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitara Clujeana (2019) .

Presa Universitara Clujeana

Abstract

The intended audience for this book targets pre-service teachers, teacher trainers and practicing teachers who teach English as a foreign language. This book provides, to every audience group, relevant theoretical groundings that support the need to build intercultural communicative competence in the foreign language classroom. Throughout this book, emphasis has been placed on the need to redesign teacher education programmes in order to address the pedagogical changes that multilingual and multicultural classrooms generate. Various practical activities included in this book are meant to develop readers’ content pedagogical knowledge and reflective attitudes towards possible research directions that can foster an understanding of how theory can impact practice.
Keywords for the entire book: intercultural communicative competence, intercultural perspective, identity, the intercultural speaker, intercultural knowledge, intercultural skills, intercultural attitudes, teacher roles, multilingual, multicultural, authentic materials, multimodal resources, formal learning, informal learning, mother tongue, foreign language, digital skills, individual differences, linguistic competence, discourse competence, sociolinguistic competence, student-centred learning, professional development.



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