In episode 73, Dorie Conlon Perugini interviews Dr. Michael Byram, Professor Emeritus in the School of Education at Durham University and one of the most influential voices in the study of intercultural competence in language education. Dorie and Mike discuss Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) and how to achieve it in language classrooms.
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Dorie Conlon Perugini is an elementary Spanish teacher for grades 1-5 in Glastonbury Public Schools. At the University of Connecticut, she is studying in the Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies program in the department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages. Dorie is also a previous guest on the podcast! You can hear more from Dorie in episodes 8 and 61. You can reach out to Dorie on her website, on Twitter @doriecp, or join her on her Facebook group Teaching for Intercultural Competence.
Michael Byram has been Professor Emeritus at Durham University since October 2008. He began his career teaching French and German at secondary school level and in adult education in an English comprehensive community school. After being appointed to a post in teacher education at the University of Durham in 1980, he carried out research into the education of linguistic minorities, foreign language education and student residence abroad, and supervised doctoral students in intercultural studies, language teaching and comparative education. He has published many books and articles including, Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence; From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship, The Common European Framework of Reference. You can learn more about his recently writing on his publisher’s page.
Check out some ICC resources…
…the Twitter hashtage #teach4ic