Intercultural Communicative Competence in the Era of Globalization



Globalization, urbanization and migration have resulted in multicultural and multilingual societies that are often plagued with problems of sociocultural misunderstandings. Because of this, language users need to develop intercultural communicative competence so that they can interact socially and negotiate meaning more effectively in different cultural contexts. This workshop will define and discuss the underlying principles of intercultural communicative competence and present different approaches and techniques in teaching it. At the end of the workshop, participants would have developed a clear understanding of what intercultural communicative competence is, and would have applied this knowledge through a short activity that they will design.