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Sercu, Lies – Intercultural Education, 2006
It has now become commonplace to state that foreign language learning should be viewed in an intercultural perspective. The main objective of foreign language education is no longer defined strictly in terms of the acquisition of communicative competence. Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Castro, Paloma; Sercu, Lies; Mendez Garcia, Maria del Carmen – Intercultural Education, 2004
A recent shift has been noticeable in foreign language education theory. Previously, foreign languages were taught as a linguistic code. This then shifted to teaching that code against the sociocultural background of, primarily, one country in which the foreign language is spoken as a national language. More recently, teaching has reflected on…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Investigations, Guidelines, Educational Innovation
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Sercu, Lies – Intercultural Education, 2004
The importance of intercultural competence is being increasingly recognized by educators and employers alike. Both in the professional and educational domain, ways are being sought to assess whether or not people have actually acquired intercultural competence. In this paper, a framework is presented for the systematic development of assessment…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Intercultural Communication