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Moving beyond differences: A reflection on student intercultural competence


Dalib, Syarizan and Harun, Minah and Yusof, Norhafezah and Ahmad, Mohd Khairie (2017) Moving beyond differences: A reflection on student intercultural competence. In: Biennial International Conference on Media and Communication, 20-22/11/2017, Putrajaya Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study aims to consider intercultural competence in the Malaysian setting.Specifically, we examine how the local students of various ethnicities reflect on intercultural competence in their eveyday situations in the campus. Using a qualitative approach, we explore their experiences interacting with the international students and how they move beyond language and cultural differences. We collect data from indepth interviews with selected undergraduate students from thee universities in Northern Malaysia. The findings suggest that intercultural competence constitutes two important themes: language ability and language strategies. The analysis contributes to enriching the emergent literature of intercultural competence that considers students' intercultural experiences in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intercultural competence, intercultural experience, interaction, Western
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mr. Che Hasan Hashim
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 02:41
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 02:41
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24439

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