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Increasing Intercultural Communicative Competence in the EFL classroom Jessica Zoni Upton 1) Teaching context: Level​: 2nd year University students Class size​: 6 students x 2 booths (total students who joined the research: 24) Textbook​: No textbook. Own handouts Class​: Advanced Power-Up Tutorial ( English Communication class) Time​: 45 minutes x once a week Issues: AdvancedPower-upTutorialisaprogrammedesignedforincreasingstudents’communicative abilityinthesecondlanguage(English).Moststudentswhotakethiscoursewillgoandstudy abroadthefollowingsemester,andthecourseshouldprovidethemwiththetools(conversation skills)andchances(time)tobeabletoeffectivelycommunicateinEnglish.However,inorderto ‘effectively’communicateinEnglish,onemustalsobeawareoftheculturalelementsthatare present in a conversation. AsBennettstates,“toavoidbecomingafluentfool,weneedtounderstandmorecompletelythe cultural dimension of language” (Bennett, 1997). Byram(2002)toounderlinestheimportanceofaninterculturaldimensioninla...