EFL for Intercultural Competence
(Interkulturális kompetencia az angolórán) in spring 2015
, Tue 10:30–12:00
seminar, 28 h/term
description & set texts
Aims: the main aims of this course are to raise trainees’ awareness of the importance of intercultural competence in communication and to reflect on ways of developing it in EFL classes. Objectives: by the end of the course the participating trainees will have become familiar with some of the basic theoretical work of the field, will have learned to design and facilitate in-class and online activities with an (inter)cultural focus, will have analyzed course books and lessons from an intercultural perspective.
Content areas include the components of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), obstacles in the way of successful intercultural communication, course book and lesson evaluation, the methodology of learning by doing as well as cooperative learning (occasionally combined with ICT). Readings will be assigned from Byram, M., Gribkova, B. & Starkey, H. (2002). Developing the Intercultural Dimension in Language Teaching. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/Guide_dimintercult_EN.pdf
Fantini, A. E. (Ed.). (1997). New Ways in Teaching Culture. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Lázár, I. Huber-Kriegler, M., Lussier, D., Matei, G. and Peck, C. (Eds.). (2007). Developing and assessing intercultural communicative competence. A guide for language teachers and teacher educators. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. http://www.ecml.at/mtp2/Iccinte/results/
. Moran, P. (2001). Teaching Culture: perspectives in practice. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle. Tomalin, B. & Stempleski, S. (1993). Cultural Awareness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
requirements & assessment
Assessment will be based on active participation in the discussions based on the readings and activities, a 3-minute presentation of a printed or online resource, a peer teaching session of 15 minutes, and a portfolio with the written assignments including a small-scale classroom research report and the detailed reflective description of 8 intercultural activities that we try out in this course.