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Young Children as Intercultural Mediators: Mandarin-speaking Chinese Families in Britain

by Zhiyan Guo Multilingual Matters (June 23, 2014)

This multidisciplinary approach to cultural mediation brings together insights from anthropology, sociology, linguistics and intercultural communication to offer a detailed depiction of family life in immigrant...

Developing Critical Languaculture Pedagogies in Higher Education: Theory and Practice

by Adriana Raquel Díaz Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2013)

Despite widespread agreement about the need to develop interculturally competent graduates, there is a lack of agreement about how this goal may be achieved in practice. This is significant as universities around...

An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching

by Prof. John Corbett Multilingual Matters (November 11, 2003)

Intercultural language education has redefined the modern languages agenda in Europe and North America. Now intercultural learning is also beginning to impact on English Language Teaching. This accessible book...

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

by Prof. Michael Byram, Adam Nichols & Dr. David Stevens Multilingual Matters (July 25, 2001)

It is now widely recognised that learning a language should not just involve linguistic competence but also intercultural competence. It is also clear that intercultural competence can be developed through related...

From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship: Essays and Reflections

by Prof. Michael Byram Multilingual Matters (May 27, 2008)

This collection of essays and reflections starts from an analysis of the purposes of foreign language teaching and argues that this should include educational objectives which are ultimately similar to those...

English in Medical Education

by Dr. Peih-ying Lu & Prof. John Corbett Multilingual Matters (August 13, 2012)

This book addresses recent developments in medical and language education. In both fields, there have been methodological shifts towards 'task-based' and 'problem-based learning'. In addition, both fields have...

Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living

by Joseph Shaules Multilingual Matters (October 11, 2007)

A straightforward guide to understanding the hidden cultural challenges of adapting to life abroad. Combining intercultural theory and the voices of sojourners who talk about their experiences, it maps out the...

The Common European Framework of Reference: The Globalisation of Language Education Policy

by Prof. Michael Byram & Lynne Parmenter Multilingual Matters (June 06, 2012)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages was published a decade ago and has been influential ever since, not only in its European 'home' but throughout the world. This book traces the processes...

Intercultural Dialogue in Practice: Managing Value Judgment through Foreign Language Education

by Stephanie Ann Houghton Multilingual Matters (April 13, 2012)

The term intercultural dialogue has become a buzzword at policy level, but there is a pressing need to synchronise the terminology of policymakers with that of academics. An overarching aim of this book is to...

Representations of the World in Language Textbooks

by Karen Risager Multilingual Matters (December 15, 2017)

This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable...

Developing Intercultural Perspectives on Language Use

by Troy McConachy Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2017)

Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating intercultural learning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not always apparent. This is particularly the case in foreign...

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range

by Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini & Prof. Michael Byram Multilingual Matters (October 19, 2017)

This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations....

Going Performative in Intercultural Education

by John Crutchfield & Manfred Schewe Multilingual Matters (August 24, 2017)

Over the last two decades drama pedagogy has helped to lay the foundations for a new teaching and learning culture, one that accentuates physicality and centres on performative experience. Signs of this ‘performative...

Language and Learning in the International University

by Bent Preisler, Ida Klitgård & Anne Fabricius Multilingual Matters (July 18, 2011)

This book views the international university as a microcosm of a world where internationalization does not equate with across-the-board use of English, but rather with the practice of linguistic and cultural...

Language in the Academy

by Dr. Joan Turner Multilingual Matters (December 01, 2010)

This book takes a critical look at why issues of language in higher education are routinely marginalised, despite the growing internationalisation of universities. Through analyses of a variety of intercultural...

The Intercultural Dynamics of Multicultural Working

by Dr. Maria Manuela Guilherme, Evelyne Glaser & Dr. María del Carmen Méndez-García Multilingual Matters (July 08, 2010)

This book is a theoretical and practical discussion of intercultural communication and interaction and is aimed at academic courses as well as professional development programmes. It focuses, from a critical...

From Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship

by Prof. Michael Byram, Irina Golubeva, Han Hui & Manuela Wagner Multilingual Matters (October 20, 2016)

The contributors to this volume have collaborated to present their work on introducing competences in intercultural communication and citizenship into foreign language education. The book examines how learners...

The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca

by Dr. Prue Holmes & Fred Dervin Multilingual Matters (February 04, 2016)

This book investigates the cultural and intercultural aspects of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Authors discuss how ‘culture’ and the ‘intercultural’ can be understood, theorised and operationalised...

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education

by Dr. Erin Kearney Multilingual Matters (November 02, 2015)

Many educators aim to engage students in deeply meaningful learning in the language classroom, often facing challenges to connect the students with the culture of the language they are learning. This book aims...

Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom

by Dr. Michelle Kohler Multilingual Matters (January 12, 2015)

Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This...