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“…La cultura se encuentra en una constante de flujo e intercambio de ideas…”. Conciencia intercultural en aprendientes hindús y profesores nativos de español residentes en la India
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American studies)
2012 (Spanish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“…Culture is found in a constant flow and exchange of ideas…”. Intercultural awareness among Indian SFL learners and native SFL teachers working in India. (English)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to investigate the representations that Indian students have of Hispanic cultures and, on the other hand, to assess the degree to which native Spanish teachers give importance to the intercultural competence in teaching an L2. This research has been carried out by means of questionnaires and interviews with teachers and students of Spanish as a foreign language (SFL).

The data, gathered through the questionnaires and interviews, show a clash between the Indian students´ self-stereotypes and their other-stereotypes regarding the Hispanics. The results also show a contradiction between the will and determination of the SFL teachers to incorporate "intercultural" elements in their teaching practice and the feeble extent to which they manage to do so.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 85 p.
Keyword [en]
Intercultural competence, intercultural communication, communicative competence, national culture, intercultural speaker, self-stereotypes, other-stereotypes.
Keyword [es]
Competencia intercultural, interculturalidad, competencia comunicativa, cultura, hablante intercultural, estereotipos, autoestereotipos, aloestereotipos
National Category
Humanities Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80666OAI: diva2:556786
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-09-27 Created: 2012-09-26 Last updated: 2012-09-27Bibliographically approved

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