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Intercultural and transcultural awareness in language teaching

Intercultural and transcultural awareness in language teaching
Intercultural and transcultural awareness in language teaching
The central aim of language teaching is typically to prepare learners to communicate through the language learnt. However, much current language teaching theory and practice is based on a simplistic view of communication that fails to match the multilingual and intercultural reality of the majority of second language (L2) use. This Element examines the relationship between language and culture through an L2 in intercultural and transcultural communication. It puts forward the argument that we need to go beyond communicative competence in language teaching and focus instead on intercultural and transcultural awareness. Implications for pedagogic practice are explored including intercultural and transcultural language education.
Cambridge University Press
Baker, William
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Baker, William
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Baker, William (2022) Intercultural and transcultural awareness in language teaching , Cambridge University Press, 75pp.

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The central aim of language teaching is typically to prepare learners to communicate through the language learnt. However, much current language teaching theory and practice is based on a simplistic view of communication that fails to match the multilingual and intercultural reality of the majority of second language (L2) use. This Element examines the relationship between language and culture through an L2 in intercultural and transcultural communication. It puts forward the argument that we need to go beyond communicative competence in language teaching and focus instead on intercultural and transcultural awareness. Implications for pedagogic practice are explored including intercultural and transcultural language education.

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Published date: April 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 456724
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/456724
PURE UUID: 6d7a6882-803d-466d-b446-5eb74bf62994
ORCID for William Baker: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0533-2795

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Date deposited: 10 May 2022 16:39
Last modified: 11 May 2022 01:41

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