题目：Intercultural Communication in the Classroom
In the field of Cultural Studies, 'culture' is often referred to as “big C” culture, which includes popular culture, which is contrasted with “small c” culture, which includes language. Using this distinction, as analogy can be made in relation to Intercultural Competence, in which there is “big IC” and “small IC”.
With “big IC”, we are referring to Intercultural Competence at the international levels, between nations, or at the b-2-b level, between international businesses. However, there is also “small IC”, which includes Intercultural Competence in classrooms in which there are teachers and students from many different linguistic and cultural groups. This workshop will, then, focus on those kinds of classroom settings to explore this concept of “small IC”.
Bio of the Speaker
Dr Andy Curtis received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and his Ph.D. in International Education, both from the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, Dr Curtis was the Director of the ELT Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in China, and a professor in the Faculty of Education there. From 2002 to 2006, he was the Executive Director of the School of English at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. Over the last 20 years, he has published around 100 articles, book chapters and books, and presented to around 25,000 teachers in 50 countries, in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as North, South and Central America. He is currently working with the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, which is based in California, USA.