Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Competence An Investigation in 7 Countries of Foreign Language Teachers' Views and Teaching Practices Author: Lies Sercu

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24 Aug 2005
Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
Multilingual Matters
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Key features

- Reports on intercultural communicative competence with foreign language teachers and their beliefs

- Study covers seven countries


Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Communication: An International Investigation reports on a study that focused on teachers’ beliefs regarding intercultural competence teaching in foreign language education. Its conclusions are based on data collected in a quantitative comparative study that comprises questionnaire answers received from teachers in seven countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Mexico, Greece, Spain and Sweden. It not only creates new knowledge on the variability, and relative consistency, of today’s foreign language teachers’ views regarding intercultural competence teaching in a number of countries, but also gives us a picture that is both more concrete and more comprehensive than previously known.

Author Biography:

The authors of the book are all members of CULTNET, a network of researchers of interculture in foreign language education ( Lies Sercu (K.U.Leuven, Belgium) initiated and coordinated the project on which the book is based. The other project partners were Ewa Bandura (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Paloma Castro (University of Valladolid, Spain), Leah Davcheva (British Council, Bulgaria), Chryssa Laskaridou (Directorate for primary education on Western Thessaloniki, Greece), Ulla Lundgren (Jönköping University, Sweden), María del Carmen Méndez García (University of Jaén, Spain) and Phyllis Ryan (UNAM: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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