Developing Intercultural Competence through Language Curricula: A case study of Sudan National Curriculum of English. (Published)
Citation:Da’oud Mohamed Gubair (2022) Developing Intercultural Competence through Language Curricula: A case study ofSudan National Curriculum of English, European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol.10, No.2, pp.58-71,
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate Sudan National Curriculum of English (SPINE) 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 curriculum. The data were collected from three books of the series. The findings indicate that the series included a reasonable number of themes and thematic areas with varying degree of quantities and qualities. The findings also alluded to a number of factors that contribute to the inefficacy of these themes in developing intercultural competence among learners. These include the quantity and quality of the themes, their distributions across the series, the teacher’s attitude and the question of training on how to interculturalise teaching. Recommendations for fixing these deficiencies were suggested.