Intercultural Proficiency And Language Teaching

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Hismanoglu, M. (2011). Investigation of ELT students’ intercultural communicative competence in relation to linguistic proficiency, overseas experience and formal instruction. International journal of Intercultural Relations. 35(6), 805–817. “An investigation of ELT students’ intercultural communicative competence in relation to linguistic proficiency, overseas experience and formal instruction” is an article written by Murat Hismanoglu and published in the International journal of Intercultural Relations in the August 2011 issue. The chosen article discusses on the relationship between intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and language teaching. In this paper, I summarize the article, review as well as comment about selected aspects and suggestions to the issue raised. Summary of the Article…show more content…
Hismanoglu provided an investigation of the intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among ELT students in connection with linguistic ability, experience of people who study and work in English-speaking nations (e.g. Britain, the USA and Australia) and instructions in ICC in the context of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) / teaching English as a second language (TESL). The findings of the article shed light on the three main questions: 1) how has linguistic proficiency influenced the learning of intercultural communicative competence; 2) how has overseas experience influenced the learning of intercultural communicative competence; and 3) how has formal education influenced the learning of intercultural communicative
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