VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Flipping Business English classrooms to enhance learners’ intercultural competence
Hang Thu Nguyen

Building: Library
Room: Lobby - 3rd Floor
Date: 2019-10-11 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-19

Abstract


In the context of globalization, innovative teaching and learning methods along with the requirement of intercultural competence training have obviously been a matter of concern that language educators and teachers have to wrestle with. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impacts of flipped classrooms on learners’ intercultural competence in Business English courses at Danang University of Foreign Languages Studies in Vietnam. The study is based on theoretical foundation of flipped classrooms, English for specific purposes (ESP) and intercultural competence. The method in this study was quasi-experimental with surveys and interviews among the learners. The findings of the study revealed the effectiveness of flipped classrooms in enhancing intercultural competence in Business English contexts. Therefore, flipped classrooms appeared to be beneficial tools in boosting leaners’ intercultural competence. The findings of this study then suggest significant implications for Business English teachers, syllabus designers as well as language educators.

 


Keywords


Keyword: flipped classrooms; intercultural competence; ESP; Business English