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Intercultural Competence

Concepts, Challenges, Evaluations

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Arnd Witte and Theo Harden

This book explores the idea of ‘intercultural competence’, which, despite its current popularity across various discourses, has remained a vague and oscillating concept. Interculture lacks a universal definition and ‘competence’ is not only a cognitive construct but also includes psychological traits such as attitudes, affective aspects and constructions of identity. The essays in this volume approach the complexity of the concept from a number of different angles. These include theoretical models for defining the concept of ‘intercultural competence’, outlining paths for future research; application of the concept in the teaching and learning of foreign languages, cultures and literatures; exploration of institutional and sociocultural influences on mediating intercultural competence; and analysis of the concept’s impact on such diverse contexts as international business, religious constructs and notions of selfhood and identity. The volume develops a broad range of perspectives on intercultural competence, providing stimulating new ideas, reflections and models around this important concept.

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ability 6, 71, 82–84, 90, 102, 121, 127, 129, 152, 162, 182, 198, 202, 205, 215, 219, 230, 271, 277–278, 287, 289, 299, 300, 303, 314, 328, 337–338, 341, 345, 354, 363, 394, 413, 416, 419, 424–25, 427, 429, 431, 454 academic 8, 13, 19–23, 27, 34, 79, 94, 127, 129, 161, 163, 166–167, 181, 201, 212, 225, 228, 238, 303–04, 306, 425, 432 access 14, 84, 91, 95, 97, 141, 186, 221, 293, 298, 300–01, 328, 425, 444, 465, 467 accuracy 101, 131 acquisition 8–9, 12, 31, 39, 61, 89, 103, 112, 114, 122, 127, 141, 146–148, 150, 157, 162, 171, 179, 181, 183, 205–206, 218, 223, 234, 263, 272–273, 290, 299, 305, 316, 319, 322, 339, 341, 452 adjective 57, 93 adolescence 90 advanced learner 100 af fect 99, 218, 300, 303, 328, 338 af fective 3–4, 8, 57, 60, 64, 72, 82, 89, 96, 100, 102, 105, 120, 130, 139, 143, 149–152, 162, 171, 176, 228, 300, 422, 424, 454 age 51, 93, 96, 131, 134, 138, 164, 196, 278, 300, 315, 334, 372, 376, 421 ambiguity 40, 41, 61, 63, 96, 114, 116, 168, 195, 300, 328, 341, 353, 469 analysis 3, 5, 11, 13–14, 24–25, 28–29, 33, 43–44, 52, 61, 65–66, 79–80, 83, 111, 114–115, 117, 119, 127, 141–145, 149–50, 153, 155, 161, 166–168, 170, 199, 212, 214, 234, 240, 245,...

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