Nikolina Tzvetkova – On Intercultural Communicative Competence and Foreign Language Education

Abstract: Contemporary communication – real and virtual – makes it imperative that language teachers systematically seek opportunities to help their students develop intercultural communicative competence. The article will discuss some aspects of teaching foreign languages at secondary and tertiary levels in view of the above. The need for continuity in terms of approach across language disciplines studied and levels of education will be discussed. Some parallels and conclusions will be drawn and ideas about making the process of developing intercultural communicative competence fruitful will be proposed.

Key words: intercultural communicative competence, (foreign) language education, secondary education, tertiary education.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 8, April 2013,, ISSN 1314-4464

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