Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2019)

Best Practices Technique in Teaching Intercultural Competence of English to Young Learners: Some Classroom Activities in Primary Schools

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Fardini Sabilah
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Fardini Sabilah
Available Online October 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iccd-19.2019.53How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Intercultural competence, communicative competence, teaching technique, English to young learners (EYL).
Abstract
The topic of intercultural competence (so forth IC) is essential recently in young learners' teaching/learning context. IC requires learners to develop relevant knowledge and skills regarding the target language and their cultural awareness. Teaching/learning process generally includes the learning of how the language works in terms of social function, generic structure, and linguistic features; otherwise, they also need to know how to use these forms appropriately to communicate successfully in the target language. This process of learning is related to communicative competence. This paper focused on best practices technique in teaching IC of English to young learners context, which is hope to contribute to the development of learners communicative competence. This idea is to claim that in EFL teaching, the knowledge about target language culture is an essential contextual factor to achieve the successful target in learning English in a meaningful way [1]. Some best practices concerning the intercultural activities are presented in a set of teaching technique/instructions as supported by the theory of [2] that links to life and learners’ experiences. The techniques revealed from this present study are; describing and explaining the culture, dialogues, skits and mini-dramas, masks and puppets, role play, songs and dances, games, outdoor activity, craft and making a poster. Those best practices bring a new paradigm of EYL teaching techniques.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-803-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccd-19.2019.53How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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