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      Intercultural Competence in ELT 

      Raising Intercultural Awareness through Technology

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      Peter Lang

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          In a challenging era of globalization, language learners are required to master various competencies and skills to keep abreast with the demands of the 21st century. Intercultural competence is one of the key competences that language learners need to improve. Moreover, with the advancements in technology, language teaching has undergone a significant shift on the use of digital materials, Web 2.0 and medium of instruction. It is acknowledged that technology has several affordances on raising cultural awareness and increasing intercultural communicative competence of foreign language learners. Therefore, this chapter aims to explore how technology can be used to increase intercultural awareness of foreign language learners. The advent of the internet and Web 2.0 in ICT field has been significant in the use of technology for intercultural competence. In this regard, this book chapter will present a concise historical background of technology use for cultural awareness such as social media use, online games, podcasting etc. With this background in mind, the chapter will mainly focus on the current implementations of technology use which contribute considerably to increase intercultural awareness.

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