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Supplementary Readers and Developing Intercultural Competence: A Case Study of Sudan National Curriculum of English

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 631-638

Keywords : intercultural competence; cultural contents; culture of peace; supplementary readers; national curriculum; themes; thematic areas;

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the supplementary readers in the Sudan National Curriculum of English for the themes and thematic areas with the potentiality of developing intercultural competence among learners. The study adopted a descriptive and analytical approach in the analysis of the content of the readers. The data were collected from four simplified readers supplementing the secondary English curriculum. The findings indicate that the readers are rich in themes and thematic potential for developing intercultural competence. The findings also outlined a number of factors may to the efficacy of the themes and thematic areas in developing intercultural competence among learners. These include the teacher's knowledge, his perception of culture, his previous experiences and his attitudes towards foreign cultures and his willingness to interculturalise his teaching practices. Also students standard of English, their attitudes toward different cultures. One more factor he is training on how to interculturalise teaching. Recommendations for meeting these deficiencies were suggested.

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