Theatre in the Acquisition of Intercultural Communicative Competence: The Creation of a Multilingual Corpus of Dramatic Texts for the Training of Future Language Mediators

By María Isabel Fernández García and Maria Giovanna Biscu.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Language mediators can acquire intercultural communicative competence through theatre, seen as a means to observe and understand culture(s) and live authentic intercultural experiences.

Keywords: Language Mediation, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Cognitive and Emotional Competence, Empathy, Second Language Learning, Collaborative Classroom, Drama Activities.

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp.327-336. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 926.275KB).

María Isabel Fernández García

María Isabel Fernández García has been teaching at the School for Interpreters and Translators (University of Bologna at Forlì) since 1989. She has held modules in Spanish as a Second Language, Translation and Oral Language Mediation (Italian-Spanish). She is the scientific director of the Centre for Theatre Studies "Aula di Studi Scenicie Comunicazione Interculturale" of SITLeC. Among her research fields are acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language; language mediator training; theatre and intercultural competence acquisition; multimedia translation; neology.

Maria Giovanna Biscu

Maria Giovanna Biscu graduated in Translation Studies at the School for Interpreters and Translators of the University of Bologna at Forlì. She holds a two-year research grant from the SITLeC Department for a project on language mediator training and the role of theatre in intercultural competence acquisition. She is a member of the Centre for Theatre Studies and helps in the coordination of the Spanish theatre group. Among her research fields are language mediator training; intercultural communication and theatre translation.


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