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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Prof Mike Byram

Wagner, M.M., Perugini, D.C. & Byram, M. (2017). Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice. Languages for intercultural communication and education, 32. Bristol, UK Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Multilingual Matters.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing on the teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreign language classrooms in the USA, the authors describe a collaborative project in which graduate students and teachers planned, implemented and reported on units which integrated intercultural competence in a systematic way in classrooms ranging from elementary to university level. The authors are clear and honest about what worked and what didn’t, both in their classrooms and during the process of collaboration. This book will be required reading for both scholars and teachers interested in applying academic theory in the classroom, and in the teaching of intercultural competence.