Becoming interculturally competent through education and training

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Multilingual Matters, May 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 215 pages
A wide variety of contexts from HE, initial teacher education, intercultural training, SMEs, management contexts, NHS and workplace diversity training are all represented here and this broader cultural and social base to the volume is one of its particular strengths. Often the discourse gets ghettoized into one of those listed and it is exciting to see these brought together so well.

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Exporting the Multiple Market Experience and
Evolving Intercultural Identity During Living and Studying
Becoming Interculturally Competent in a Third Space

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About the author (2009)

Anwei Feng lectures and supervises education doctoral students at Durham University mainly in the areas of bilingualism, bilingual education and intercultural studies. He has researched the experience of minority students studying the second and third language in universities in China and the experience of students from Confucian Heritage Cultures on UK campuses. His latest publications include the article aAn evaluative analysis of parallel conceptions of bilingualism in Chinaa in IJBEB in 2005 and the book aLiving and Studying Abroada (co-edited with M. Byram, 2006).

Michael Byram is Professor of Education at Durham University, England. He studied French, German and Danish at Kingas College Cambridge, and wrote a PhD on Danish literature. He then taught French and German at secondary school level and in adult education in an English comprehensive school. Since being appointed to a post in teacher education at Durham in 1980, he has carried out research into the education of linguistic minorities, foreign language education and student residence abroad. His books include Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (1997) and he is the editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. He is also an Adviser to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division.

Fleming is of the University of Durham School of Education.

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