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In today’s globalised yet increasingly polarised world, communication skills, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and open-mindedness towards others would seem to be more important than ever. The task of helping all students develop this core intercultural competence is surely one to be shared by all educators, but as EAP teachers we are perhaps better placed than many to address it, to increase awareness of its importance and share our best practice with colleagues in other disciplines.
We would warmly welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of this broad theme. For example, papers could focus on, but not be limited to, the following topics:
In the classroom
Should we teach intercultural communication? If so, how do we do it, and can/should it be assessed?
What is our role in preparing students for and helping them navigate campus life and an internationalised curriculum?
What intercultural competencies do we need to develop as teachers? How can we help develop these across our institutions?
The theme could apply equally to pre-sessional or in-sessional EAP, and to undergraduate, post-graduate and foundation programme students in the UK and around the world.
We have secured the contribution of Professor Adrian Holliday of Canterbury Christchurch University as the keynote speaker at the PIM.
We envisage a deadline of 10/09/17 for proposals. Full details will soon be available here.
In the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact Martin with any queries, comments or suggestions.