Impact of short-term immersion program: Pre-service teachers’ development of intercultural communication competence and pedagogical belief

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Abstract

This project provides opportunities for self-reflections of pre-service students who have fulfilled the immersion studies in in English-speaking countries. Face-to face interviews were conducted where students were stimulated to retrospectively report their experiences, which led to significant changes after the immersions such as improved communication skills and confidence, increased awareness of intercultural sensitivity and more willingness to communicate. In addition, students also reported the achievement of personal growth and changes in their pedagogical beliefs about English language teaching. Interestingly, practical implications for the length of immersion and arrangement of host families were also found in this study. Copyright © 2018 Asia TEFL.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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Yu, B. (2018, June). Impact of short-term immersion program: Pre-service teachers’ development of intercultural communication competence and pedagogical belief. Paper presented at The 16th Asia TEFL 1st MAAL & 6th HAAL 2018 International Conference: English Language Teaching in the Changing Glocalised World: Research and Praxis, University of Macau, Macau, China.