Shaping EFL teachers’ critical intercultural awareness through Intercultural Education

Susilo, Andi and Yang, Ping and Qi, Ruying (2019) Shaping EFL teachers’ critical intercultural awareness through Intercultural Education. In: the 3rd English Language and Literature International Conference, ELLIC, 27th April 2019, Semarang, Indonesia.

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English as a foreign language (EFL) programs necessarily address intercultural communication competence (ICC). As part of their learning outcomes, they seek to equip students with knowledge, attitudes, and communication skills to help them engage effectively in diverse sociocultural contexts. However, lack of critical intercultural awareness (CIA) is a key factor that hinders EFL teachers from promoting students’ ICC. This article focuses on strategies to develop EFL teachers’ CIA in the Indonesian higher education context by conceptually examining the in-progress formation of EFL teachers’ CIA from two perspectives. First, how teaching intercultural education encourages EFL teachers’ awareness and understandings of their own culture and worldview frameworks. Second, how developing syllabus documents on intercultural aspects and selecting interculturally appropriate learner-centred resources and pedagogical tasks can proactively promote ICC. Furthermore, the paper presents a sample activity to promote intercultural learning that can foster EFL teachers’ CIA.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keyword: critical intercultural awareness, intercultural communication competence, intercultural communicative language teaching, higher education
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mr Andi Susilo
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 08:49
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 08:49

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