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Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Language Teaching in Polish State Colleges

Author(s): Piotr Romanowski

Book Description

This volume provides a strong theoretical introduction to the field of intercultural communication, offering practical examples of classroom activities, as well as presenting empirical research which demonstrates that intercultural communicative competence (ICC) can be developed effectively in specially tailored courses adjusted to the needs of learners. It presents a novel model of intercultural sensitivity assessment, and outlines the results of research into intercultural communicative competence conducted among the students of English Language Studies in state colleges in Poland. The cultural component in developing ICC as an extra-linguistic determinant is assigned particular prominence in the book. A thorough analysis of the empirical material collected from participant observation, the administered questionnaires and interviews allowed the most common values and attitudes held as components of intercultural sensitivity to be identified. The obtained findings are subsequently analyzed to predict the potential areas of communication misunderstandings and failures between Polish learners of English and representatives of other cultures.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7313-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7313-6
Date of Publication: 01/05/2017
Pages / Size: 205 / A5
Price: £61.99


Piotr Romanowski is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, Poland, and a Lecturer at Krosno State College, Poland. He received his PhD in Linguistics from the Jagiellonian University, Poland, and his main areas of scholarly interest include intercultural communication, second language acquisition, bilingualism and multilingualism. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bilingual Education, he has published numerous papers and (co-)edited three monographs.