A proposal to improve intercultural communicative competence through videos in an english program of a private university
Jaramillo Ante, Néstor Julián
This research aims at finding a way to improve the awareness of intercultural communicative competence in the students of English through TV series and movies based activities. In order to accomplish this achievement it was decided to work with a sample group of fifty three pre- intermediate English students at a private university in Cali whose ages range from seventeen to twenty eight years old, most of them belonging to the middle and low socio-economic strata. For the purpose of improving the intercultural communicative competence, different surveys, questionnaires and journals were developed. As a result, the instruments mentioned allowed to obtain information to identify the type of activities and features activities should have to improve the awareness of the intercultural communicative competence in students of this particular context through a didactic unit using TV programs and movies. The results obtained encourage teachers and curriculum planners to replicate this experience with the same purpose, keeping in mind the characteristics or each context.