Developing intercultural understanding in pupils

Legényné Szelersán Marianna (2004) Developing intercultural understanding in pupils. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

This thesis explores how to develop students' and teachers' awareness of intercultural concerns, and their sense of belonging to a modern, dynamic, multicultural community. The examination is preceded by a presentation about the relationship of language and culture. Then it specifies the elements of intercultural competence. It determines the way, how develop materials based on the intercultural aspect. Finally it compares an English course book written by a native speaker writer and another student's book with a Hungarian author. It shares experiences on how teachers can help students by pointing out major areas of culturally-influenced behaviour such as greeting or degrees of politeness to make their own culture explicit and to realise that other cultures might have different underlying values. Comparing the students' books I came to the conclusion how important of developing intercultural communicative competence in pupils.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Sinka HildaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2004
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 14. 09:59
Last Modified: 2019. May. 16. 07:27
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/75927

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