Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence: Revisited

Author: Michael Byram

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This revised edition of Michael Byram's classic 1997 book updates the text in the light of both recent research and critiques and commentaries on the 1st edition. Beginning from the premise that 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, the book is an invaluable guide for teachers and curriculum developers, taking them from a definition of Intercultural Communicative Competence through planning for teaching to assessment. This edition refines the definitions of the five 'savoirs' of intercultural competence, and includes new sections on issues such as moral relativism and human rights, mediation, intercultural citizenship and teachers' ethical responsibilities.

Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at the University of Durham, UK. He has published numerous books, including most recently Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice (edited with Manuela Wagner and Dorie Conlon Perugini, Multilingual Matters, 2017).

Preface (2020)

Preface (1997)


Chapter 1. Defining and Describing Intercultural Communicative Competence

Chapter 2. A Model for Intercultural Communicative Competence

Chapter 3. Objectives for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Chapter 4. Curriculum Issues

Chapter 5. Assessment

Chapter 6. Conclusion

Appendix - Glastonbury Public Schools Project

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Text
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