Developing EFL learners’ intercultural communicative competence: A gap to be filled?

Nguyen, Thi Mai Hoa (2008) Developing EFL learners’ intercultural communicative competence: A gap to be filled?. Asian EFL Journal, 21 July: 122-139.

Author Nguyen, Thi Mai Hoa
Title Developing EFL learners’ intercultural communicative competence: A gap to be filled?
Journal name Asian EFL Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1738-1460
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue July
Start page 122
End page 139
Total pages 18
Editor Paul Robertson
Roger. Nunn
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Time Taylor International
Language eng
Subject 2003 Language Studies
Abstract As English has become an international language, teaching for linguistic competence cannot be separated from teaching for intercultural competence. However, intercultural communication has not been paid due attention to in English language teaching (ELT) in Vietnam. This partially leads to the fact that Vietnamese students of English may master English in terms of its grammar and linguistics but have many problems in intercultural communication. This article aims to respond to the call for more attention to intercultural communication in ELT to develop students’ intercultural communicative competence. The article stresses the increasingly important role of intercultural communication in ELT and the necessity to develop students’ intercultural communicative competence. The three domains of intercultural communicative competence have been identified with an aim to draw attention to move the learning of intercultural communication beyond its cognitive domain. A variety of learning and teaching activities are put forward to be integrated in EFL teaching and learning with an aim to improve the current situation of EFL teaching and learning in general and in Vietnam in particular
Keyword Intercultural communication
ELT
References Nguyen, T. M. H. (2008). Developing EFL learners’ intercultural communicative competence: A gap to be filled? . In P. Robertson & R. Nunn (Eds.), The Asian EFL Journal Teaching Articles Volume 3, 2007 (pp. 122-139). Busan, Korea: Asian EFL Journal Press.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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