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Teaching Culture and Intercultural Competence

  1. Claire Kramsch

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1153

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Kramsch, C. 2012. Teaching Culture and Intercultural Competence. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Despite the numerous definitions offered by applied linguists, many language teachers still don't know how to define culture nor how to teach it.


  • computer mediated communication;
  • culture;
  • intercultural communication;
  • language teaching;
  • language in the classroom;
  • sociolinguistics