This study consists of investigating intercultural competence needs of government sponsored Turkish international graduate students from an ELF perspective, designing an IC development syllabus, and its implementation. Being the first one to take up the opportunity of identifying IC needs of government-ponsored students undertaking an English language preparatory program, it intends to provide remedies to potential communication problems they face in the context of English L1 countries where ELF is used as a medium of real communication through an intercultural competence development course to equip them with the capability of communicating their own identities, affairs, opinions and reflections in global settings as well as providing utilizable information for the stakeholders in the areas of setting goals and objectives consistent with the students’ IC development needs, and developing instructional material selection/adaptation criteria to match the recipients’ needs in intercultural competence.
Dr. Faruk Kural is an Assistant Professor at Hasan Kalyoncu University. He has a BA, an MA in Applied Linguistics and a PhD in English Language Education. His research scope includes Applied Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, SLA, ELF, Functional Grammar, and Translation.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
intercultural competence, English as a Lingua France, sociocultural learning theory, Study-abroad students
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy