Authentic Materials for Intercultural Communication: Develop Speaking Materials That Encourage Learners to Engage in Authentic Cross-Cultural Communication Effectively in Diverse Global Contexts

Authors

  • Pritee Jain Assistant Professor, Rastrakavi Maithilisharan Gupt Mahavidyalaya, Chirgaon, Jhansi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56062/gtrs.2024.3.1.563

Keywords:

Authentic materials, value of appropriate materials, speaking skills, effectiveness of language.

Abstract

This study examines the role that genuine materials have in supporting language learners' successful cross-cultural communication in a variety of international circumstances. Speaking materials that accurately capture the complexity of cross-cultural communication are desperately needed, as the importance of intercultural competency and the interconnection of cultures rise. Utilising theoretical frameworks from language education and intercultural communication, this study suggests a genuine materials-based instructional method to support students' meaningful cross-cultural encounters. The first part of the study looks at the theoretical foundations of authenticity in language learning materials, emphasising the role that cultural authenticity plays in encouraging sincere comprehension and enjoyment of various linguistic and cultural activities. The possibilities and difficulties of creating real speaking materials for cross-cultural communication are then covered, along with concerns about task design, language competence levels, and cultural representation. The article also offers a range of methods and approaches for producing and applying real resources in language learning environments to improve students' international communicative proficiency. Real-world communication activities, the incorporation of multimedia resources, collaborative learning opportunities, and the promotion of critical reflection on cultural views are some of these tactics. This study shows how genuine resources help learners develop their empathy, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness through a review of empirical studies and pedagogical examples. It emphasises the part language instructors play in facilitating cross-cultural learning opportunities and promotes a learner-cantered methodology that gives students the tools they need to actively interact with various cultural viewpoints.

This research adds to the current conversation on language pedagogy by supporting the use of real materials in intercultural communication instruction. It attempts to motivate language teachers to embrace authenticity as a fundamental idea in fostering significant cross-cultural interactions in language classrooms by offering useful insights and pedagogical suggestions. The purpose of this research is to examine how real resources for cross-cultural communication are created and used in language learning environments. It will include a summary of theoretical frameworks, instructional strategies, and real-world examples to help language teachers design speaking resources that inspire students to interact with cultural diversity in a genuine way.

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Published

2024-04-25

How to Cite

Pritee Jain , translator. “Authentic Materials for Intercultural Communication: Develop Speaking Materials That Encourage Learners to Engage in Authentic Cross-Cultural Communication Effectively in Diverse Global Contexts”. Creative Saplings, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2024, pp. 1-14, https://doi.org/10.56062/gtrs.2024.3.1.563.

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