Implementing an Instructional Design on Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) With Foreign Language Students Aimed at Joining the Corporate World

  •  Héctor Manuel Serna Dimas    


This study intends the validation of an instructional design on intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in the beginning levels of German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and English in the Modern Languages program at EAN University in Colombia. The design constituents: language integration, oral production, fieldwork activities, and a product/project gravitated around thematic units. The faculty application of the design is evidenced through annotated lesson plans together with the rationale for their classroom decision-making. The results indicate that an instructional design on intercultural communicative competence offers teachers and students a framework whose components acknowledge the participants’ diverse views and promote an intercultural learning environment in both relational and interpersonal terms.

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