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Assessing Intercultural Language Learning

The Dependence of Receptive Sociopragmatic Competence and Discourse Competence on Learning Opportunities and Input

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Veronika Timpe

Although Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) has become a key objective in foreign language (FL) education, curricula offer little in how language teachers can promote ICC through language instruction. This book responds to the challenge of how intercultural language learning can be accounted for more profoundly in FL teaching. By means of innovative intercultural assessments, the author investigates the development of three language competences central to ICC in relation to learning opportunities as experienced by German learners of English. Audiovisual media were found to be a major input factor in the development of intercultural language abilities. The book ends with a discussion of how audiovisual media can be implemented in secondary and tertiary FL and teacher education.
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Appendix B: AESCT Items

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The professor says, „Actually, the other thing I was going to recommend is if you want me to look at it sometime, you can give me your cover letter.“

What is another way of saying the underlined part? Check the correct answer.

a. You need me to revise your cover letter.b. I'm willing to review your cover letter.*c. I recommend you revise your cover letter.d. I was going to review your cover letter.

The librarian at the university library says to the student entering the library, „Would you mind leaving your bag here?“

What is another way of saying the underlined part? Check the correct answer.

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