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ESAP AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
ESAP AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Author(s): Laviniea Stănuşi, Camelia Teglaş, Diana Roxana Cotrău
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: language and culture; intercultural communication competence; Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters; ESAP.

Summary/Abstract: ESAP and Intercultural Communication. This paper aims to argue the importance of integrating some poignant aspects of intercultural communication in ESAP (English for Special Academic Purposes) courses, in line with the broader scholarly design of rejoining the study of language and culture. It also emphasises the need today that students as future professionals should internalise the existence of cultural differences and their potential influence on an interaction between interlocutors of varied ethnic extractions socialised in different discourse systems. Consequently, while enhancing their cultural sensitivity, students should and will also develop their intercultural communication competence, which can only add value to their future professional adequacy.

  • Issue Year: 58/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-47
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English