Building College Students’ Intercultural Competence Through Technology

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Intercultural competence is the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts. It requires understanding of the cultures of others and how cultures coexist in the global family. Intercultural competence requires knowledge of one’s own and other cultures, skills to communicate with people in other cultures and attitudes towards other cultures. Technology can play an important role in building college students’ intercultural competence. Online resources, virtual tours, WebQuest projects, online collaboration projects, online discussion groups are some of the ways to build knowledge, skills and attitudes in a student’s intercultural competence.


Keywords: Intercultural Competence, Technology
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Chenfeng Zhang

Assistant Professor, Education, Marygrove College
Southfield, MI, USA

Dr Chenfeng Zhang, serving as an instructional technology expert in Marygrove College,Michigan, taught instructional technology courses to graduate and undergraduate students. He also has a background in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Ref: T08P0159