Briefing Note – Basics of Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Communicative Competence


English is taught to Chinese students with little reference or attention to culture and interculturality. They learn a great deal about English grammar but they have very limited exposure to authentic English language text. This means that many of the students who come to study in Australia have very little knowledge about Australia and about English language use in real contexts (academic and social).

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