Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence Author: Michael Byram

Format:
Paperback - 136 pages
ISBN:
9781853593772
Published:
11 Dec 1997
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.

Author Biography:

Michael Byram taught languages in secondary school and adult education. At Durham University since 1980, now emeritus, he has researched the education of linguistic minorities and foreign language education. His most recent book is From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship (Multilingual Matters) and he is the editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning.





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