Assessing Intercultural Language Learning: The Dependence of Receptive Sociopragmatic Competence and Discourse Competence on Learning Opportunities an (Language Testing and Evaluation #31) (Hardcover)

Assessing Intercultural Language Learning: The Dependence of Receptive Sociopragmatic Competence and Discourse Competence on Learning Opportunities an (Language Testing and Evaluation #31) By Rüdiger Grotjahn (Editor), Veronika Timpe Cover Image
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This is book number 31 in the Language Testing and Evaluation series.

Description


Although Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) has become a key objective in foreign language (FL) education, curricula offer little in how language teachers can promote ICC through language instruction. This book responds to the challenge of how intercultural language learning can be accounted for more profoundly in FL teaching. By means of innovative intercultural assessments, the author investigates the development of three language competences central to ICC in relation to learning opportunities as experienced by German learners of English. Audiovisual media were found to be a major input factor in the development of intercultural language abilities. The book ends with a discussion of how audiovisual media can be implemented in secondary and tertiary FL and teacher education.

About the Author


Veronika Timpe is currently a research scientist at Educational Testing Service in Princeton (USA). She holds an MA in Language Testing from Lancaster University (UK) and an Erstes Staatsexamen in German and English as well as a PhD in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from TU Dortmund (Germany). She has worked and taught primarily in the areas of foreign language education, educational assessment/language testing, L2 pragmatics, and intercultural communicative competence.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783631650080
ISBN-10: 3631650086
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 317
Language: English
Series: Language Testing and Evaluation