Acquiring intercultural communicative competence from textbooks

The case of Flemish adolescent pupils learning German

Lies Sercu (Author),

Series: Studia Paedagogica 28

Category: Education

Language: English

ISBN: 9789058670267

Publication date: April 19, 2000

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Size: 240 x 160 x mm


Context of research

  1. Foreign language teaching as teaching in context
  2. Culture in foreign language teaching
  3. Defining intercultural communicative competence
  4. Researching intercultural communicative competence
  5. Teaching and learning foreign languages and cultures in Flanders
  • Theoretical framework

    1. Culture learning as the construction of a world view
    2. Acquiring intercultural communicative competence from textbooks
  • Research design and methodology

    1. Research questions
    2. Sample selection and size
    3. Research design
  • Pupils’ attitudes towards and contacts with German people and culture

    1. Pupil’s attitude towards Germans
    2. Pupil’s contacts with German culture and people
    3. Relating attitude and contact data
    4. Discussion of results
  • Pupil’s perceptions of German culture and people

    1. Procedures and tools for gathering and processing perception data
    2. Presentation of perception data
    3. Overview of main findings
    4. Discussion of results
  • Textbooks’ potential for acquiring intercultural communicative competence

    1. Operationalisation of ‘textbooks’ potential for promoting the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence
    2. Gathering textbook data
    3. Presentation of textbook data
    4. Summary of findings and conclusions
  • Summary and conclusions

    1. Evalutation of theoretical framework
    2. Evalutation of research design and methodology
    3. Pupil’s culture learning and textbooks’ potential for promoting learning
    4. Getting prepared for foreign langauage-and-culture teaching in the 21st century
  • Bibliography

  • Lies Sercu

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