Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities, and Innovation 2018

The Proposed Activities to Cultivate the Intercultural Communicative Competences in English Language Classroom

Mas Idris

English Study Program, Yogyakarta State University, Jl. Kolombo, No.1, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia


Today, the understanding of intercultural communicative competence becomes very vital since its implications towards our various perspectives from one another such as the perspective of how we solve the problems of our miscommunications, misunderstandings, prejudices, and even discriminations amongst us who have multicultural backgrounds are not the same. In such situations, possessing the intercultural communicative competence in a foreign language classroom which we enable to gain the one’s message accurately and appropriately needs a fruitful cooperation as well. Thus, preparing our students to face the real-life situation in a foreign language classroom is the teachers’ obligations. Both of them need to conduct the intercultural communicative activities. In addition, they have to create the good atmosphere in their classroom activities in terms of applying many intercultural activities. However, acquiring the intercultural communicative competence is a complicated problem which needs new approaches through employing a number of activities related to the intercultural communicative competence. Therefore, this paper suggests the proposed activities that the teachers may undertake to cultivate the Intercultural Communicative Competences (ICC) in English language classrooms to his or her students. The suggested activities are drama, forum group discussion (FGD), games, and role-play which will be followed by examples with various aspects of Intercultural Communicative Competence.


Intercultural Communicative Competences, Activities to Teach Culture, Teaching English as a Second Language, EFL classrooms

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