Salahaddin University Students’ Attitudes towards Learning Intercultural Communicative Skills
The relation between communication and culture has attracted the interest of the researchers for centuries. People belonging to different cultures can only communicate effectively if they overcome their communication barriers through realizing their cultural differences and improving their intercultural communicative skills. This study aims at identifying students' attitudes about learning such skills in addition to the techniques they use to improve these skills. The study was conducted on the students of English departments, at College of Education, College of Basic Education, and College of Languages at Salahaddin University-Erbil. A qualitative method has been adopted for this study and the data have been collected through distributing a questionnaire for the second-year students. The findings of the research revealed that the students’ attitudes towards learning intercultural communicative skills were relatively positive and they seemed to be interested in learning and gaining more knowledge in this respect.
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