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Developing Intercultural Competence by Means of a Travelog

Student: Anastasiia Astashova

Supervisor: Elena Lutkova

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 9

Year of Graduation: 2020

Globalization is currently changing the way people communicate. An increasing number of people are forced to interact with representatives of other cultures. Effective intercultural interaction requires specific knowledge and skills. Therefore, the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) is necessary. Many scholars study the specifics of the ICC development, but the number of investigations on the impact of digital technology is extremely small. The current research investigates the development of intercultural competence and the way a travelog, video blog about traveling, influences it. In order to prove the hypothesis, relevant literature was reviewed and the method of contextual analysis and analysis according to the determined criteria were applied. As a result of the research, it is possible to establish that watching travelogs positively affects the development of intercultural competence. Key words: intercultural communication, intercultural competence, communicative competence, travelog

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