Perspectives of Intercultural Communication in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
PublisherUniversidad de Huelva
AbstractThis article focuses on the intercultural approaches to teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Spain. Within communication and linguistic uses, we relate the concepts of communicative competence (Byram, 1997) to an intercultural speaker (Kramsch, 1998) with both learning and teaching at our technological educational context. These concepts will be approached from an intercultural perspective. In order to help future speakers of a language overcome above appointed issues, the idea is to set the theoretical foundation which helps us to elaborate an Academic Program bearing in mind how interculturality leads to different uses of grammar in L1 and L2. The main results will lead to adjusting EFL to current legislation, raise awareness on how interculturality is a really strong tool to understand grammar and on current limitations and further research to be done on this subject.