Investigation into the Integration of Intercultural Communication Competence in the Teaching of English Language: A Case Study of Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Kimambo, Antonio J. (2016) Investigation into the Integration of Intercultural Communication Competence in the Teaching of English Language: A Case Study of Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This research is a case study which was conducted at the Centre for Foreign Relations (CFR henceforth). The study aimed to investigate into the integration of the cultural aspect in the teaching of English Language. The specific objectives were; to establish whether or not the perceptions of the CFR – English language lecturers and their students were favourable toward intercultural communication; to determine the extent to which intercultural communication knowledge was included in the CFR-English language curriculum materials and; to determine how the CFR English classroom activities allowed intercultural communication. The target population included the CFR language lecturers and English language students. Sampling techniques used were; purposive sampling and simple random technique. For data collection, the study used a triangulation method, whereby semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, observation and documentary analysis were used. A mixed-method approach involving content and quantitative analyses was used to analyze data. The findings of this study revealed a serious omission of the intercultural communication dimension in the CFR English curricular despite the intercultural atmosphere surrounding CFR. This underlines the fact that the CFR English teaching materials and classroom activities are not geared towards ICC.These findings reiterate the need for incorporating the intercultural dimension and development of ICC in the CFR English curriculum. This would make English learning more relevant and meaningful for students and more attuned to their local and cross-cultural demands in (English) communication. Key words: Intercultural communication, intercultural communication competence (ICC) and intercultural language teaching.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 06:28
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 06:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2143

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