Developing intercultural communicative competence for the year abroad experience

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Abstract

Intercultural Communication Training (ICT) is crucial in the preparation of students who will study or work abroad as part of their degree programme. The promotion of key competencies will allow students to become aware of different perspectives, develop a more accurate understanding and appreciation of other cultures, and participate more integrally in the host culture.

Keywords: intercultural communicative competence, intercultural training, intercultural citizenship, awareness and attitudes, year abroad preparation.

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López-Rocha, Sandra; Vailes, Fabienne. (2017). Developing intercultural communicative competence for the year abroad experience. In Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, Angela Gallagher-Brett, Franck Michel (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing employability (pp. 67-75). Research-publishing.net. https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2017.innoconf2016.656

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