Indonesian EFL Teachers’ Perspective on Intercultural Communicative Competence
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- intercultural communicative competence, EFL teachers, language, culture
Teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language in this globalization era should be taught along with teaching culture. Culture underlies all language learners’ emotion, cognition, and their senses of who they are. The purpose of this study to analyze teachers’ views on intercultural communicative competence in language teaching and learning process and to analyze the benefits of having cultural information included in Foreign Language teaching on teachers’ perspectives. The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative design. The study used the interview as data collection techniques to gain a rich description of the teachers’ perspective towards Intercultural Communicative Competence. The participants of this study were one Indonesian English teacher in Bandung, West Java and two English teachers from Banten who taught English as a foreign language for students at the secondary level which is Junior High School level. The analysis shows that the teachers consider teaching culture an important factor as included in the language. The majority of the participants underlined the importance of knowing habits, values, social ethics, and the identity of people from a different culture. The study suggests that the teachers share cultural knowledge with students through intercultural competence in their teaching process beyond the textbook.
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TY - CONF AU - Khoirunisa PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - Indonesian EFL Teachers’ Perspective on Intercultural Communicative Competence BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 107 EP - 111 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.021 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.021 ID - 2020 ER -