Fourth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence
Preparing and Supporting K–16 Language Teachers to Teach for Intercultural Competence in and beyond the Classroom
January 23—26, 2014
Westward Look Resort, Tucson, Arizona
For those living within today’s rapidly changing social landscape, intercultural competence is a necessary skill, and the cultivation of intercultural individuals falls on the shoulders of today’s educators. For the last decade researchers have discussed the need for a new approach to teaching culture, yet curricular approaches and materials continue to espouse a fact-based teaching approach in which culture is separable from language. Sessions in the Intercultural Competence conference are intended to address calls for a learner-centered, experiential, dynamic, and affective approach in which language is linked to culture. This series of conferences brings together researchers and practitioners from across languages, levels and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, fostering meaningful professional dialogue and enhancing teacher effectiveness as we prepare students to become global citizens.
Registration is open. Early Bird registration ends December 9.
Visit the conference website at http://cercll.arizona.edu/development/conferences/2014_icc