Investigating Elements of Intercultural Communicative Competence in English For Palestine B12

 Author(s): Dalia S. Shamallakh 

Abstract: This paper aims at investigating the elements of intercultural communicative competence (acculturation) in English for Palestine Book 12. The focus is on finding cultural elements related to the British and American culture. The tool used is a check list that involves thirty-four cultural elements. The tool is designed by the researcher for the analysis purpose. An analysis of the twelve units of English for Palestine is conducted twice. The findings of the study indicate that the elements of intercultural communicative competence, particularly those referring to British and American cultures culture, are not well covered. Only nine elements out of thirty-four are introduced. 

Keywords:  Intercultural Communicative Competence, cultural elements, English for Palestine,  Book 12, British culture, American culture
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