New Trends in the Teaching of the Intercultural Competence as Part of the Process of Teaching Foreign Languages in the Context of Higher Education in Spain.

  • Yolanda García Hernández Univ. Autónoma Madrid, Spain

Abstract

Today we live in the era of globalization. We define our world by the coexistence of various different cultures. The present article seeks to clarify the concept of intercultural competence when teaching foreign languages and the new trends in the context of Higher Education in Spain. We will start with a short introduction on the various studies and research on the relationships between language and culture However, the main aim in this article will be to point out the new roles played by teacher and learners in the process, the creation of new materials to support the intercultural dimension and the new types of activities that could be done inside and outside the classroom, such as the use of tele-collaboration, social networks and others. In other words, the elements that make up and give meaning to a new methodology for language teaching and learning and that help language teaching to be an open window towards other cultures and to develop a new and open-minded attitude towards diversity. Therefore, we will try to study some of the main current methodological approaches, stereotypes and contents linked to that intercultural competence.
Published
May 31, 2019
How to Cite
HERNÁNDEZ, Yolanda García. New Trends in the Teaching of the Intercultural Competence as Part of the Process of Teaching Foreign Languages in the Context of Higher Education in Spain.. European Journal of Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 6-12, may 2019. ISSN 2411-4103. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejls/article/view/4209>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejls-2019.v5i2-195.