9 Fostering intercultural competence in the second language classroom

In this chapter, the relevance of the theoretical models and approaches to language acquisition, conceptualization, communication, D/discourse, identity, culture, and interculture, as introduced in the previous chapters, will be explored with particular reference to their effects on deliberate intercultural second language and culture learning. Whereas the discussion in the previous chapters was, due to the high level of abstraction, not primarily geared towards practical implementation in the teaching and learning process, this chapter will try to make some of the previously discussed theories, approaches, and reflections fruitful for L2 teaching and learning in an intercultural ...

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