Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts

Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts

Piotr Romanowski (University of Warsaw, Poland) and Ewa Bandura (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Release Date: February, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 323
ISBN13: 9781522581284|ISBN10: 1522581286|EISBN13: 9781522581291|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8128-4


While research into intercultural teaching has grown exponentially during the past two decades, the research has primarily resorted to the use of quantitative data collection instruments and the interpretation of scores calculated through them. As such, studies in the field can seem somewhat decontextualized, ignoring in some cases setting-specific parameters. Therefore, further study is needed to bring together theory, research, and practice demonstrating how this teaching is reflected in research design and how it is undertaken in different settings.

Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts is an essential reference source that provides a series of rich insights into the way intercultural education is practiced in numerous international contexts and showcases practical examples of teaching situations and classroom activities that demonstrate its impact within the classroom. Featuring research on topics such as higher education, multilingualism, and professionalism, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, administrators, professionals, academicians, and students seeking pedagogical guidance on intercultural teaching.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Foreign Language Classrooms
  • Higher Education
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Training
  • Internationalization
  • Language Teaching
  • Multilingualism
  • Narrative Tourism
  • Networked-Based Strategies
  • Professionalism

Reviews and Testimonials

This book will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and researchers interested in the development of intercultural pedagogies as part of foreign language curricula in the context of higher education. The geographical diversity of institutional settings covered as well as the practical orientation of the different papers included in the volume will invite readers to reflect upon and engage in pedagogical innovation.

– Prof. Josep M.Cots, University of Lleida, Spain

This innovative new book showcases a wide array of intercultural themes originating in, as well as reaching out to people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds around the world. It promises to break into new academic territory in various directions, expanding and enriching the views of students, teachers, and researchers alike.

– Prof. Stephanie Ann Houghton, Saga University, Japan

This book looks at various aspects of intercultural communication, intercultural language teaching, and intercultural understanding and learning. It will broaden the reader’s horizon by offering insights into living in multilingual and multicultural spaces, and by presenting the latest research on intercultural themes from all around the world.

– Prof. Christine Biebricher, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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