A Guide (not only) for Teachers
Exploring Practices for Teaching Intercultural Communication: A Case Study of Three EFL Teachers at a College in Taiwan
Language learning is not limited to using the correct forms of language; it also includes the culturally appropriate use of language in different contexts. Actual classroom practices reflect teachers’ beliefs because English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers serve as cultural brokers. Thus, using Byram’s (2009) intercultural competence model, this chapter explores three EFL teachers’ beliefs and practices when teaching intercultural communication at the college level in Taiwan. This study discusses strategies for promoting intercultural attitudes, knowledge as well as discovery and interaction skills, which represent the core strategies for enhancing intercultural communication in the EFL setting.
Keywords: critical cultural awareness; intercultural competence; intercultural teaching and learning
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