Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical – January 25-28, 2018

Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical

The Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

January 25-28, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona (and accessible online)

Keynote Presentation

Robert O’Dowd (University of León)

Moving from Intercultural Contact to Intercultural Learning in Virtual Exchange


Plenary Presentations

Alvino Fantini (SIT Graduate Institute)

Exploring Intercultural Communicative Competence: Concepts, Components and Assessment

(A Multinational Perspective)

Chin-Sook Pak (Ball State University)

Stories and Relationships that Awaken Us: Service/Community-Based Learning for Intercultural Competence


With pre- and post-conference professional development workshops on various aspects of Intercultural Competence and mobility—on assessment, development, film and video, global literature for children and adolescents, telecollaboration projects, and more. Participants can register for the conference and/or individual workshops. Workshops have capped enrollment, so it is best to register early.

Workshops on Thursday January 25:

Designing Telecollaborative Projects to Foster Interculturality

Sabine Levet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Stephen L. Tschudi (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)


Taking the First Steps towards Intercultural Competence: Virtual Mobility and Decentering Strategies

Elisabeth Arevalo-Guerrero and Maria Martha Manni (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)


Intercultural Competence Development through Video and Film

Peter Ecke (University of Arizona)


Assessing Intercultural Competence: Using Formative Data to Impact Summatice Outcomes

Chris Cartwright (Intercultural Communication Institute)


Film (Clips) in the Language Curriculum: Towards a Development of the “Multilingual Subject”

Mark Kaiser (University of California, Berkeley)

Workshops on Sunday January 28

Building Capacity for Intercultural Training of Adults

Sumayya Granger, Nicholas Ferdinandt and Veronika Williams (University of Arizona)


Reading Globally: Critical Issues in Global Literature for Children and Adolescents

Kathy G. Short (University of Arizona)


Learning from Each Other: Guidelines and How-to’s For Telecollaboration Projects

Audra Travelbee (Northern Arizona University) and María de la Paz Adelia Peña Clavel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

See the ICC Conference website ( for more information about the conference presentations in general, the workshops specifically, and for registration details.


Registration prices increase in January; workshops close when filled.

Contact CERCLL with questions: 626-8071.

This conference is organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), co-organized by the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Program, and co-sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Office of Global Initiatives,College of HumanitiesCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA); and by the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University, the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin, and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
The University of Arizona


Phone: (520) 626-8071

ICC website:

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