Exploring Thai EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of How Intercultural Communicative Competence is Important for Their Students.

Authors

ผศ.ดร.กษมา สุวรรณรักษ์, น.ส.กาญจนา ชีวาสุขถาวร

Published

PASAA

Abstract

In recognition of the growing volume of communication between people from different cultural backgrounds around the globe presently, this study was conducted to investigate Thai EFL teachers’ perceptions toward intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in three dimensions: (i) their understanding of ICC; (ii) their views on how to integrate ICC into English language teaching; and (iii) their perceptions of ICC’s contributions to learners’ English communicative competence. Data were collected from sixteen Thai EFL teachers at a private university in Thailand via questionnaires and interviews. Quantitative data from the questionnaires were analyzed through descriptive statistics while the qualitative data from both the questionnaires and interviews were analyzed with a constant comparative method. The findings revealed that the participants had a general, not a firm, grasp of ICC. They also perceived that ICC can be integrated into their teaching by presenting more cultural content

(2017). Exploring Thai EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of How Intercultural Communicative Competence is Important for Their Students.. PASAA, 54(2), 177-204.