Teaching intercultural knowings through texts

Wahyudi, Ribut (2012) Teaching intercultural knowings through texts. Presented at Language in the Online and Offline World 3: The Transformation, 29-30 May, 2012, Universitas Kristen Petra Surabaya.

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Abstract

Integrating culture in the teaching of language is an integral part (Atkinson, 1999). This might stem from the idea that cultural knowledge is essential for L2 learners to avoid the possible problems in the interaction process with the target language speakers (Liddicoat, 2004), as they might become more open to the differences (Knutson, 2006). In this regard, learning language does not merely aim at achieving communicative competence but also intercultural competence (Corbet, 2003). This concept is known as Intercultural Language Education, the content of which are considered as the most appropriate answer to globalisation (Gundara & Potera 2008 cited in Harbon 2010). To make the concepts of inter-culture clear for students, the aspects of intercultural knowings (knowing about, knowing how, knowing why, and knowing oneself) are explored in this paper through the study of texts under the principles proposed by Moran (2001).

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Intercultural language education; intercultural knowings; intercultural third space; value laden words; emic and ethic perspectives
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 15:07

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