Reciprocal images of Turkish and Portuguese university students: for an intercultural mediation between Portugal and Turkey

Basílio, Daniel and de Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena and Simões, Ana Raquel (2011) Reciprocal images of Turkish and Portuguese university students: for an intercultural mediation between Portugal and Turkey. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

This paper proposes to present an ongoing research project aiming at diagnosing the reciprocal language and cultural images of Portuguese learners of Turkish and Turkish learners of Portuguese as foreign languages in the Higher Education context. As a case-study format project following an eminently qualitative approach, it includes the application, analysis and interpretation of the results of three distinct and sequential data-collection instruments: two questionnaires/surveys, a collective interview, and an on-line platform that will serve as a space for the interaction of the students of both countries. Conclusions are to be taken on how the images/social representations the two groups of students construct of each other pertain on their knowledge and attitudes towards each other, and, ultimately, on their intercultural competence. Based on these conclusions, ―cultural awareness‖ and intercultural competence development guidelines, at the level of foreign language learning – teaching, are to be devised and provided to be applied in Portuguese and Turkish higher education institutions. In this article we intend to account for the first questionnaire/survey, a more quantitatively devised data collection instrument, which has been already applied to the students involved in the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Images / Social Representations, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Language Teaching
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 08:55
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 13:47
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/45

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