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The premise that intercultural touch produces intercultural competence underpins a lot clarification of backpacker tourism and in-country language schooling. despite the fact that, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing buildings of cultural 'otherness' may well prevent intercultural competence improvement. this can be nowhere more true than in contexts during which broad disparities of energy, wealth, and privilege exist, and the place such positionings may work unproblematized. This examine contributes to theoretical understandings of ways intercultural competence develops via intercultural touch occasions via a close, a number of case learn of 3 conceptually related contexts within which Western backpackers research Spanish in Latin the US. This event, frequently 'bundled' with home-stay, volunteer paintings, social, and vacationer reports, deals a wealthy set of empirical info during which to appreciate the character of intercultural competence and the strategies by which it can be constructed. versions of a unmarried, context-free, transferable intercultural competence are rejected. as a substitute, feedback are made as to how educators will help organize intercultural sojourners via scaffolding their intercultural reflections and problematizing their very own intersectional identities and their assumptions. The examine is a severe ethnography with parts of autoethnographic mirrored image. The e-book consequently additionally contributes to improvement of this qualitative learn technique and gives an empirical instance of its program.

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