An Investigation of Iranians and International English Students'Attitudes towards Intercultural Communicative Competence
The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes and perceived nature of thinking and understanding towards intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among International English major students. Accordingly, this study employed the paradigm of a sequential mixed-method research, in which it comprised a qualitative phase followed by a quantitative phase. The participants of the first phase of the study were 30 undergraduate English major students in their third year at Isfahan Islamic Azad University in Iran; and the participants of the second phase of the study included 30 international ESL students in their first year at Gonzaga University (GU), in Washington, U.S. The analysis of narratives in the first phase of the study indicated that the participants had diverse attitudes towards intercultural encounters. The results of the statistical analyses of the second phase of the study showed that the most important individual difference variables directly influencing students’ intercultural communicative competence were their communication apprehension and their perceived communicative competence. This study also showed that students’ self-image as communicators were of utmost importance: if students believe they are good communicators in English, theyare more likely to be self-confident and are more likely to take part in intercultural encounters. Thus, instructors should help students achieve a realistic self-image about their performance in English and support them if they lack self-confidence.
In Pursuit of Intercultural Communicative Competence in EFL Context: Exploring Iranian English Teachers’ Perceptions
The current study attempted to cast light on the status quo of Iranian EFL teachers' perceptions of ICC. It further attempted to see if their experience would influence their conceptualizations of ICC. To this end, a total of 100 EFL teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire survey adapted from Han & Song's (2011) study. The results of both quantitative and qualitative analysis revealed a...متن کامل
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Exploring Teachers’ Perception of Intercultural Communicative Competence and their Practices for Teaching Culture in EFL Classrooms
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an investigation into the impact of m-game-enhanced blended module of teaching and learning on iranian students english literacy skills and subskills learning
پژوهش حاضر با پیوند رسانه های قدیمی و جدید یاد دهی و یادگیری _طرح داستان و بازی های همراه ــ در یک پو دمان ترکیبی، در صدد قیاس شیوه ی یاد دهی و یادگیری مبتنی بر بازی مهارت های فرعی و اصلی واژگان، خواندن و نوشتار سواد انگلیسی با شیوه های مرسوم آن بود. به این منظور با کاربرد یک طرح سه گانه همراه با الگوی نظام آموزشی (تومی، 2010)، بازی های از پیش ساخته شده و بومی قابل عرضه از طریق ارتباطات سیّار (ب...
exploring interconnections between iranian efl teachers beleifs about the status of english as an international language (efl), use of mother tongue in efl classroom, and diffrences between native and non-native teachers of english
in one pole of the continuum of language learning, theoreticians and practitioners traditionally consider english as english as a second language or english as a foreign language. however, in the other pole of this continuum where english is thought of as the most effective tool for international communication, it is referred to as a lingua franca. those who favor an approach to english growing...15 صفحه اول
دوره 11 شماره 23
صفحات 151- 179
تاریخ انتشار 2019-03-21
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