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The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times
On the Situation in Western Countries

by Jan Wenzel

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2019-03-14
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 3668898553
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 2.0, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, language: English, abstract: The present work analyzes the importance of intercultural competence in modern times with a special focus on Germany. In my term paper I want to give a definition of what is intercultural competence and culture and show the constituent elements of intercultural competence. In the further course I want to examine Hofstede's six dimensions of intercultural competence on the example of Germany and show, why this model can partly explain the success of the German economy. Finally, I want to go into the criticism of Hofstede's dimensions and the problem that there is no global understanding of intercultural competence. In the end I consider the results of my term paper. All over the world, even in Europe, there is an increasing awareness of the potential for conflicts and opportunities. They are perceptible in many different parts of life, for example in the society, in professional business or in private life. The process of pluralization which has its origin in the internationalization is a continuous increasing process of the 21st century. Because of that the religious, ethnic and cultural heterogeneity of the society will rise and the cohabitation of people from all over the world will increase too. In this context, the ability to deal constructively on an interpersonal level with cultural diversity and many attitudes, such as norms, values and ways of life, is getting more important every day. It ́s necessary to mention that the ability to interact with different cultures cannot avoid conflicts between groups and individuals entirely, but, when they are inevitable, this social ability allows individuals to deal better with conflicts. The results of Hofstede's study about culture can help leaders to understand their own cultural alignment and preferences. There are differences in every society about what they want from each other or their leaders and these findings can help to improve the style of every individual to be more effective in different cultural situations. In general, information about the culture or leadership of other nations or people can be used to improve global team effectiveness and a stress-free working atmosphere.

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education
International Approaches, Assessment and Application

by Darla K. Deardorff,Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-20
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1315529238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world. Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing combination of chapters and case studies from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributors, including: cutting-edge issues within intercultural competence development, such as intersectionality, mapping intercultural competence, and assessment; the role of higher education in developing intercultural competence for peacebuilding in the aftermath of violent conflict; facilitating intercultural competence through international student internships; interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributions from over 19 countries including Japan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, and Vietnam; the latest research and thinking on global, intercultural, and international learning outcomes, with a unique emphasis on newer voices. Intercultural competence has become an essential element in international as well as domestic education. This text provides the latest thinking and research within the context of internationalization, presents practical case studies on how to integrate this into the preparation of global-ready students and will be of interest to postgraduate students, international education administrators, and practitioners, as well as scholars and researchers in a variety of disciplines who have an interest in intercultural and global competence.

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice
A Book

by Michael Byram,Adam Nichols,David Stevens

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9781853595363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is now widely recognised that learning a language should not just involve linguistic competence but also intercultural competence. It is also clear that intercultural competence can be developed through related subjects such as geography, history, mother tongue teaching. This book takes this as a given and provides practical help for teachers who wish to help their learners acquire intercultural competence in the ordinary classroom. It contains descriptions of lessons and materials from a wide range of classrooms in several countries and for beginners to advanced learners.

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence
A Book

by Darla K. Deardorff

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2009-08-31
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN : 1412960452
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together leading experts and scholars from around the world, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theories and research on intercultural competence. It will be a useful and invaluable resource to administrators, faculty, researchers, and students.

Intercultural Competence in Education

Intercultural Competence in Education
Alternative Approaches for Different Times

by Fred Dervin,Zehavit Gross

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-09-29
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 1137587334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the concept of intercultural competence, focusing specifically on education. Intercultural competence can vary depending on the field of research or the context of application and has therefore developed over recent decades. As the world becomes increasingly global intercultural competence has become even more important but it is still not practiced satisfactorily. This book highlights views which are at odds with official and orthodox positions on intercultural competence to encourage fresh approaches to intercultural competence. It will be invaluable for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the global possibilities of education.

Intercultural Competence for College and University Students

Intercultural Competence for College and University Students
A Global Guide for Employability and Social Change

by Caprice Lantz-Deaton,Irina Golubeva

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-10-19
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 3030574466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical guide is a must read for students interested in developing the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and values that foster positive relationships with people from diverse cultures both within and outside of the workplace. It contains real-life examples from students drawn from the authors’ work across different countries. In an age of growing diversity and increasing global mobility, living and working with people from different cultural backgrounds is becoming the norm. To address this complex topic, the authors invite students to consider key questions such as: How do our cultural backgrounds influence our behavior towards others? What is intercultural competence and how can it help students to get along in work and life? How can institutions help students to develop intercultural competence? What does it have to do with topics like prejudice, discrimination, and racism? How can intercultural competence facilitate social change and help students to succeed in their careers? Written for students in any country and studying in any discipline, this book includes practical activities designed to help students to develop intercultural competence throughout their time at college or university. It is useful for students as an autonomous learning source, or as a resource for taught courses. Drawing on a comprehensive and rigorous knowledge of the field, the authors have written a thought-provoking analysis and a practical guide to understanding and enacting Intercultural Competence. I learnt from and admire their ambitious vision of the significance of intercultural competence for society and for the lives and careers of their readers.— Michael Byram, author of Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence, Durham University, UK This is a wonderfully readable book, which carefully and clearly explains the concept of intercultural competence, exploring its implications for addressing many of the most crucial issues facing the world today. Based on impeccable scholarship, and containing a wealth of practical activities, this book is highly recommended for students and interested laypeople alike.— Martyn Barrett, University of Surrey, UK An exceptionally user-friendly and theory-informed guidebook that would not only benefit university students but anyone with an interest in intercultural communication. The book is second to none in terms of clarity of presentation and coverage of concepts, models and practical ideas relevant to intercultural competence for the contemporary society. —Anwei Feng, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China An essential handbook and excellent addition to conventional textbooks. Nuanced and down-to-earth explanations about intercultural communication which are accessible to everyone. Insightful explanations for educators and students alike. Easy to use self-study guide with thought-provoking exercises. This book has been long needed and has come at just the right time. --Ivett Guntersdorfer, Founder and Director of the Intercultural Communication Certificate Program, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Intercultural Competences

Intercultural Competences
A Book

by Patrick T. H. M. Janssen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-12-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9789001893101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a multicultural environment, having intercultural competences is the most important determining factor between success and failure. This concise book introduces the topic for students and scholars. Building upon an accessible understanding of cultural differences, the author provides various models for understanding and framing culture. Theory is linked to practice by examining how to deal with intercultural conflicts via practical examples and advice. Students striving to perform well in intercultural environments, will benefit from reading this book which helps them convert models and cultural knowledge into practical skills.

Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers

Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers
Confronting Ideologies and Practices

by Fred Dervin,Robyn Moloney,Ashley Simpson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-03-31
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0429684452
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book critiques models of intercultural competence, whilst suggesting examples of specific alternative approaches that will successfully foster intercultural competence in teacher education. Bringing together diverse perspectives from teacher educators and student teachers, this volume discusses the need to move beyond essentialism, culturalism and assumptions about an us versus them perspective and recognises that multiple identities of an individual are negotiated in interaction with others. Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers is divided into four sections: critiquing intercultural competence in teacher education; exploring critical intercultural competences in teacher education; reflexivity and intercultural competence in teacher education; and indigeneity and intercultural competence in teacher education, providing a methodological approach through which to explore this critical framework further. This book is ideal for teacher educators or academics of education specialising in global education who are looking to explore alternative perspectives towards intercultural competence and wish to gain an insight into the ways it can be utilised in a more effective and productive manner.

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence
A Book

by Michael Byram

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 1997-01-01
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9781853593772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.

Building Cultural Competence

Building Cultural Competence
Innovative Activities and Models

by Kate Berardo,Darla K. Deardorff

  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC.
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1579228046
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The development of cultural competence is becoming ever more important in our rapidly changing—and digitally expanding—world, not only in the intercultural field, but also in a variety of areas including business and higher education.

Building Cultural Competence brings together a collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used effectively in countries world wide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities.

Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence and see practical, step-by-step instructions on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organisations, and students with these well organised, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models and activities. For those who need to build cultural competence in others, this is a must-have book.

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Higher Education and its Impact on Professional Life

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Higher Education and its Impact on Professional Life
A Book

by Juliane Couto

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 3668544948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,7, Cologne Business School Köln, language: English, abstract: On the basis of a growing international interconnection that has led to an increasing number of culturally diverse teams, study and working environments, as well as significant changes in the intercultural orientation aimed at adapting to the realities of a multicultural society, the object of this thesis is to expound the significance of intercultural competence in the field of higher education, to illustrate challenges stemming from an intercultural cooperation and to cover feasible improvement opportunities of dealing with them. In order to be interculturally competent, certain character traits emerge as very important. Also certain soft skills, especially the ones related to the social competence were identified as crucial. Learning those is, as a matter of course, a lifelong process, however influenced by individual experiences and the external environment. Higher Education Institution belong to the external environment that plays a significant role in developing, or, at least promoting ways for intercultural competence. Recently, the role of higher education in this context has been explored in great detail. Based upon a solid theoretical literature review and an empirical research in form of a case study, the research concluded that IC promoted at HEI has only a theoretical and initial impact on professional life. To paraphrase it differently, HEI has the function to lay the fundamental ground in learning to become intercultural competent and to develop this competence further onto a professional level. However, being intercultural competent means continuous learning, as each and every intercultural situation differs from another. Nevertheless, there are certain instruments that facilitate the development of intercultural competence. What does are and how one can make use of them is one of the topics dealt with in the present thesis.

Intercultural Horizons

Intercultural Horizons
Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development

by Eliza J. Nash,Nevin C. Brown,Lavinia Bracci

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2013-10-28
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1443853682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume features a collection of papers from the first annual Intercultural Horizons conference held in May 2011 in Siena, Italy. The 2011 conference was entitled “Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development” and featured speakers and participants from over 15 countries, including leaders in the field such as Janet Bennett of the Intercultural Communication Institute, Alvino Fantini of the School for International Training, Andrew Furco of the University of Minnesota, and Carol Ma of the Center for Service-Learning at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. The authors of these papers provide perspectives on intercultural communication and related issues from viewpoints as varied as the traditional researcher, the teacher in fields as diverse as second-language acquisition, music and the culinary arts, and the administrator of a specific program or at the senior level of a college or university. Together they form a representative sample of the themes discussed during the 2011 conference. The editors consider this first meeting to be the dawn, so to speak, of Intercultural Horizons, which aspires to become a respected venue for scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas, techniques and pedagogies on intercultural communication in years to come.

Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations

Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations
A Book

by Wolf Rainer Leenen

  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9783830962038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intercultural Communication Competence

Intercultural Communication Competence
Conceptualization and its Development in Cultural Contexts and Interactions

by Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-05-02
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 1443859958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intercultural communication competence is an indispensable ability for people to interact appropriately and effectively across nations and regions in the globalized world. Competent intercultural communication enables people to reach mutual understanding as well as reciprocal relationships. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the research of intercultural communication competence. However, due to its complexity, many problems remain unanswered and need to be addressed. This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios. A group of leading international scholars in different academic disciplines join to map out a comprehensive picture, providing an in-depth and up-to-date work on intercultural communication competence. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and enhances readers’ understanding on the concept of intercultural communication competence. It is a useful source for educators, researchers, students and professionals.

Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development

Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development
A Book

by Christine E. Poteau

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-02
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1527555607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Globalization has triggered an increased need to extend linguistic and cultural awareness into action from our daily encounters to our professional interactions. As our communities continuously grow into linguistically and culturally rich environments, so, too, should our pedagogical and research approaches. Specifically, this volume provides an overview of pedagogies and research methodologies that reflect the urgent need to develop intercultural competence in diverse professions including (but not limited to) law, medicine, business, foreign and second language instruction, and communications. The book re-examines and highlights pedagogical and research approaches to intercultural competence development across disciplines, paving the way to promote collaborative efforts and reassess the critical role of intercultural competence development in distinct fields.

Intercultural Competence in Organizations

Intercultural Competence in Organizations
A Guide for Leaders, Educators and Team Players

by Alex Matveev

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-11-18
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 3319457012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses one of the most critical issues facing global business leaders and the multicultural workforce – how to work and relate effectively in the intercultural contexts. The author presents business professionals, practitioners and academics with the Collaborative Intercultural Competence Model. Based on solid theoretical assumptions and real intercultural experiences, this model is to help professionals work more effectively across and within cultures. This book expands the traditional presentation of existing knowledge by providing a unified discussion of intercultural communication and its conceptual foundations. The book offers readers with a contemporary insight into the intercultural competence phenomenon and highlights the basis for its experience-based inquiry, assessment and development. A distinctive feature of Intercultural Competence in Organizations is its comprehensive coverage of the intercultural competence framework from both communication and organizational behavior perspectives. This book does not cover traditional areas of international business, international management, global management strategy and policy and cross-cultural comparative management, but focuses on theoretical foundations of intercultural competence and intercultural competence research and practice. The author describes the complex nature of intercultural competence in a straightforward format which helps professionals, practitioners and students to envision a variety of intercultural situations in which they may behave competently. Thus, the conceptual acumen of this title is to understand the premises of intercultural competence, embrace its theoretical assumptions, see its practical applicability, and advance individual intercultural competence. Featuring examples and skill development exercises, this book will be appealing to professionals, practitioners, students, academics and policy makers in the field of international business, management and communication. “Dr. Matveev challenges his readers to develop their intercultural competence so as to make themselves more effective, more humane and more socially skilled in a world that increasingly involves extensive contact across various groups of people.” --from the Foreword by Richard W. Brislin, University of Hawaii “Dr. Matveev creates an awareness of intercultural competence by exposing the reader to the theoretical concepts and practical tools. Business people and academics will use this book to recognize and leverage the benefits of cultural diversity.” --Berthold Mukuahima, Director of Human Capital, Ohlthaver & List Group, Namibia “Dr. Matveev reveals how intercultural competence of professional multicultural teams helps in achieving corporate competitive advantage and longevity in a challenging globalized world. This book is very useful for managers, scholars and students who want to elevate the efficacy of intercultural relationship in their professional and personal lives.” --Srečko Čebron, Management Board Member, Sava Reinsurance Company, Slovenia /div

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence
Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations

by Michael A. Moodian

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2008-10-29
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1483302059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

Intercultural Competence for Translators

Intercultural Competence for Translators
A Book

by Daniel Tomozeiu,Kaisa Koskinen,Adele D'Arcangelo

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 1351349341
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By definition, translators are intercultural mediators. This book explores some of the most important current approaches in defining intercultural competence for translators. At the same time, it provides real-life examples of different approaches in operationalizing intercultural competence and teaching it in a translator-training context. Written for a global audience, the book provides an informative overview of the field as well as practical examples from different academic and cultural contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Interpreter and Translator Trainer.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence
A Book

by Janet M. Bennett

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2015-03-23
  • Pages : 1024
  • ISBN : 1506317294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1980, SAGE published Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: "There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other." The book became a classic—one of the most cited sources in the Social Science Citation Index—and subsequently appeared in a second edition in 2001. This new SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence picks up on themes explored in that book. Cultural competence refers to the set of attitudes, practices, and policies that enables a person or agency to work well with people from differing cultural groups. Other related terms include cultural sensitivity, transcultural skills, diversity competence, and multicultural expertise. What defines a culture? What barriers might block successful communication between individuals or agencies of differing cultures? How can those barriers be understood and navigated to enhance intercultural communication and understanding? These questions and more are explained within the pages of this new reference work. Key Features: 300 to 350 entries organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes Signed entries that conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings Thematic "Reader’s Guide" in the front matter grouping related entries by broad topic areas Chronology that provides a historical perspective of the development of cultural competence as a discrete field of study Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence is an authoritative and rigorous source on intercultural competence and related issues, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.

Teaching Intercultural Competence in Secondary Schools

Teaching Intercultural Competence in Secondary Schools
A Book

by Eleni Stefanidou

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2013-08
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 3640459547
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, University of Wuppertal (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Cultural Studies on a Shoestring, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Due to its importance in foreign language learning in German schools the subject of English carries the main responsibility to develop the students' competence for intercultural communication (cf. Gobel/Hesse). Accordingly, the KMK classifies intercultural learning as a key element of English language teaching and includes intercultural competence in the educational standards for grades 9 and 10 (cf. KMK 2003 & KMK 2004). Intercultural competence is described as contextual socio-cultural knowledge, the ability to deal with cultural difference sympathetically and the ability to master situations of intercultural contact (cf. KMK 2003: 8; cf. KMK 2004: 8). Including the cognitive and the affective level as well as the level of action alike, this description reflects the complexity of intercultural competence. The affective as well as the level of action are of particular importance if the teaching of culture is to be more than the teaching of facts as it was practised by the Landeskunde approach (cf. Nunning/Nunning). New approaches for an action- and product-oriented teaching of English are supported by empirical studies about intercultural sensitivity, which stress the relevance of emotions in situations of intercultural contact (cf. Gobel/Hesse). However, an analysis of the curricula of the German states shows that the main focus is on objectives of the cognitive dimension whereas learning aims of the affective level and the level of action are included less often (cf. ibid.). Moreover, many curricula lack information about which contents to use for teaching general aims like empathy, overcoming ethnocentrism and respect for cultural differences (cf. ibid.). Hence, the curricula are not sufficient for arr