The development of the intercultural communicative competence through sitcoms in an EFL context

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dc.contributor Jacob Abad, Karen Lesley
dc.contributor.author Cañellas Bibiloni, Marta
dc.date 2019
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-23T09:46:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-23T09:46:39Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/153492
dc.description.abstract [eng] One of the main purposes of language learning is to communicative effectively. With the learning of the English language this aim is even more important since it is the language used to communicate with people from all over the world. These past few decades, this necessity has been reflected in the “English as a Foreign Language” classroom. This new approach has resulted in the integration of cultural knowledge and awareness in EFL. Nevertheless, acquiring factual knowledge of a cultural group is not enough. In order to have a successful communicative act it is imperative to develop the intercultural communicative competence. This competence refers to the ability to act adequately in a communicative situation with people from other cultures. A speaker needs to comprehend that communication is influenced by one’s cultural values and beliefs. This cultural complexity can result in an unsuccessful communication act if the interlocutor does not have the appropriate awareness and knowledge. Different approaches have been explored to develop interculturality in the EFL classroom, such as the use of authentic materials. One of the most popular and accessible authentic material is audio-visual media. Authentic videos are an excellent window to the target culture and language since they were not created with pedagogical purposes. This paper focuses on the use of sitcoms to foster the intercultural communicative competence in the EFL classroom. It puts forward a teaching proposal in which these materials aid the students in their acquisition of the competence. This proposal is divided in four sessions and a final task. In each session various sitcoms will be viewed in the classroom in order to foster interculturality. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.subject 37 - Educació. Ensenyament. Formació. Temps lliure ca
dc.subject 80 - Qüestions generals de la lingüística i la literatura. Filologia ca
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other Sitcoms ca
dc.subject.other Authentic materials ca
dc.subject.other Culture in the classroom ca
dc.subject.other English as a foreign language ca
dc.subject.other Intercultural communicative competence ca
dc.title The development of the intercultural communicative competence through sitcoms in an EFL context ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis ca
dc.date.updated 2019-11-29T10:12:31Z


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