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  • 1. What is intercultural Learning?
    • The process of becoming more aware of and of having a better understanding of one´s own culture and other cultures around the world.
    • We can not be competent in the target language if we do not understand the culture & how it relates to our own culture.
  • 2. Cultural Awareness and the learning of a foreign language
    • Being able to genuinely communicate with an understanding of the real world outside the classroom.
    • Fundamental feature of language & integral part of learning.
  • 3. Intercultural Awareness & perspectives on Communication Chris Rose, British Council Italy
    • Look at their own culture from the point of view of their own culture.
    • Be aware of how their culture is seen from outside.
    • Understand the target culture from its own perspective.
    • Be aware of how they see the target culture.
  • 4. How to include cultural aspects in your context
    • Produce a guidebook, poster or webpage for visitors.
    • Read articles or extracts from books, newspapers, magazines.
    • Familiarize students with information about the target culture(films, newspapers, TV, webpages, music).
    • Role of the non-native teacher(attitudes, perceptions, up-dating him-herself).
    • Planning activities in the clasroom (role plays, oral and written presentations, projects,etc).
  • 5. Communicative Competence
    • Functions:
    • - Talking about habitual actions.
    • - Expressing interest & surprise.
    • - Expressing Feelings.
    • - Expressing agreement & disagreement.
    • - Making polite requests.
    • - Making & expressing apologies.
    • - Asking for clarification.
    • - Complaining.
    • - Expressing Purpose.
  • 6. Values & Beliefs of English Speaking Cultures
    • Time Management.
    • Commitment.
    • Autonomy.
    • Honesty.
    • Responsibility.
    • Respect for him-herself & others.
    • Peer collaboration.
  • 7. How does this affect the role of the Teacher?
    • The teacher is an educator:
    • - They have to become more aware of the world around them.
    • - They are unique mediators of culture.
    • - They also have to be open minded.