The main purpose of the book is to define in precise detail what intercultural competence involves. what new role foreign and second language teaching has in learners acquisition of that competence. and how their proficiency can be assessed. It suggests a detailed approach to the development of syllabuses and curricula. It defines appro-priate modes of assessment of intercultural competence， whether acquired inside orbeyond the language classroom.
The book carries forward earlier work on the aims and methods of cultural studies in foreign and second language education. It is written for teachers and those involved in curriculum development and assessment. It discusses issues which are relevant for language teachers in whatever context they work and provides a framework for development for specific contexts and contents of language classrooms of many kinds.
The Tourist and the Sojoumer
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Framework
1 Defining and Describing Intercultural Communicative Competence Introduction
Communicating Across Linguistic and Cultural Boundaries
Communication and Interaction
Teaching Intercultural Communication in Context
Assessment in Context of Intercultural Communicative Competence
2 AModelforlnterculturaICommunicative Competence
Describing Intercultural Communication and the InterculturaISpeaker
——Helen Kelly-Holmes， Aston University， Birmingham