Effectiveness of an acculturation programme in developing intercultural communicative competence (ICC)‎ in EFL college students : a mixed-methods study

Other Title(s)

فاعلية برنامج للتثاقف في تطوير الكفاءة التواصلية بين الثقافات لدى طلاب اللغة الإنجليزية في المستوى الجامعي : استقصاء منهجي مختلط

Joint Authors

al-Dusari, Hamad Shabib
Mukhaymar, Muhammad Amin

Source

University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 16, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.32-63, 32 p.

Publisher

University of Sharjah

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

United Arab Emirates

No. of Pages

32

Main Topic

Education
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an acculturation programme designed for college learners. The researchers utilized an experimental research design involving a pretest, a posttest and a control group, and collected both quantitative and qualitative data. The participants who joined a language enhancement programme (LEP) in different colleges were chosen by convenience (N=52) and were equally distributed to the study groups. The acculturation programme was specifically designed to stimulate and awaken the intercultural communicative competencies among the experimental participants during one academic year. Findings from the t-test comparisons, effect size and the Blake’s gain ratio corroborate the effectiveness of the acculturation programme in developing intercultural communication competency in experimental participants. Qualitative data from the interviews affirm the results of quantitative data analysis, revealing six themes that verify the ICC survey results. Finally, the study concluded that the development of ICC skills can occur along with the development of language proficiency in college students

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Dusari, Hamad Shabib& Mukhaymar, Muhammad Amin. 2019. Effectiveness of an acculturation programme in developing intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in EFL college students : a mixed-methods study. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences،Vol. 16, no. 2, pp.32-63.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-909019

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Dusari, Hamad Shabib& Mukhaymar, Muhammad Amin. Effectiveness of an acculturation programme in developing intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in EFL college students : a mixed-methods study. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 16, no. 2 (Dec. 2019), pp.32-63.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-909019

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Dusari, Hamad Shabib& Mukhaymar, Muhammad Amin. Effectiveness of an acculturation programme in developing intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in EFL college students : a mixed-methods study. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019. Vol. 16, no. 2, pp.32-63.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-909019

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 58-62

Record ID

BIM-909019