|Date:||27 March 2023 (Monday)|
|Time:||11:30 am – 12:15 pm|
|Mode:||Online Mode through Zoom|
Dr. LI Zhen Jennie
Professor GU Mingyue Michelle
|Moderator:||Dr. William CHEUNG
Educational Development Manager, LTTC
Developing Pre-Service Language Teachers’ Intercultural Identity
Our TDG project, informed by the existing theories from language teacher identity and interdisciplinary perspectives on intercultural competence, explored how to use effective methods to enhance English and Chinese pre-service teachers’ awareness of cultural diversity, reduce ethnocentricity, and promote meaningful engagement. In this presentation, we will share our theoretically informed practices adopting concept building, digital mind mapping, and reflective activities to develop a positive intercultural identity that supports pre-service language teachers in efficiently communicating across cultural boundaries, avoiding ethnocentric perspectives, and displaying cultural humility. We also propose several considerations that need to be taken into account in designing effective training approaches for promoting intercultural identity in pre-service teacher education.
Dr. LI Zhen Jennie
Department of Chinese Language Studies
Dr. LI Zhen Jennie's Bio
Dr LI Zhen is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Language Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong. Her research and teaching interests include identity in cross-cultural contexts, second language teacher development, teaching Chinese as an international language, and intercultural education.
Head and Professor,
Department of English Language Education
Professor GU Mingyue Michelle’s Bio
Professor GU Mingyue is Head of Department of English Language Education, Faculty of Humanities, the Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include multilingualism and mobility, EMI in higher education, family language policy, identity and (digital) citizenship studies.