Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Second Language Teaching

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How is a student who has developed Intercultural Competence?

Key Concept

Someone who is able to see relationships between different cultures -both internal and external to a society- and is able to mediate, that is interpret each in terms of the other, either for themselves or for other people. It is also someone who has a critical or analytical understanding of (parts of) their own and other cultures -someone who is conscious of their own perspective, of the way in which their thinking is culturally determined, rather than believing that their understanding and perspective is neutral (Byram, 2000, 9).