1st Edition

Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange A Multinational Perspective

By Alvino E. Fantini Copyright 2019
    358 Pages
    by Routledge

    358 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), a set of abilities required to promote sojourner engagement with diversity during study abroad and other educational exchange experiences. A highly original contribution to the intercultural communication literature, this book bases its multinational perspective of ICC on an extensive literary search in six languages and spanning 50 years to identify ICC’s multiple components, to develop a comprehensive assessment tool, and to assess its development and impact on exchange participants in multiple countries.

    Chapter 1. Introduction and overview

    Chapter 2. Reconceptualizing intercultural communicative competence

    Chapter 3. Assessing intercultural communicative competence

    Chapter 4. The initial research project

    Chapter 5. The follow-on research project

    Chapter 6. Towards a multinational perspective


    Appendix A: AIC Form

    Appendix B: AICC Form

    Appendix C: ALTD Form

    Appendix D: ALD Form


    Alvino E. Fantini, professor emeritus of the School for International Training's Graduate Institute and past president of SIETAR International, serves as education consultant to the Federation of The Experiment in International Living, as director of the World Learning institutional archives, as occasional adjunct faculty and lecturer, and as international consultant in areas of language education, intercultural communication, and internationalization of curriculum.