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Published in UNLOCK THE GATEWAY TO COMMUNICATION, Stephanie Dhonau, editor. Central States Conference Report (Eau Clarie, WI: Crown Prints, 2014), pp. 1-18.
This article reviews and summarizes the literature on intercultural competence and intercultural communicative competence in order to better understand how these notions can impact the cultural component of a foreign language curriculum. Building on various models of intercultural communicative competence, examples of cultural tasks that promote intercultural communicative competence and represent best practices in language teaching and learning are presented and illustrated for classroom integration.