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Cultural threads in oral presentations
Cultural threads in oral presentations

Author(s): Elena Savu
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning
Published by: Editura Pro Universitaria
Keywords: oral communication competence;presentationskills; cultural cues;

Summary/Abstract: Foreign language education in the 21st century does no longer focus on the merely linguistic competence, but rather on instructing our learners how to use the language communicatively. Given the globalization we are experiencing, communicative competence equally involves cultural awareness as a means to effectively communicate with other people who do not share the some cultural background. Oral presentations are complex classroom activities that can train learners to become competent oral communicators who are culturally sensitive. This paper will discuss the impact that culture has on oral competence and signal some important cultural cues learners should be made aware of when delivering live presentations.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 21-27
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English