DOI: 10.24411/2470-1262-2021-10110


Intercultural communicative competence (hereafter ICC) means the ability to understand different cultures, believes, values, and is formed as the result of the language teaching and culture of the target language. The objective of this study is to propose ways for organizing group-work in the context of online learning for modeling online grouping in order to develop ICC for pre-service teachers at university.

Keywords: Intercultural communicative competence, grouping interaction, online teaching, breakout rooms.



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Information about the authors:

Roza F. Zhussupova (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages Theory and Practice Department, the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Nur-Sultan, Satpayev Street 2,, 80  published articles, areas: innovative methods in teaching foreign languages, intercultural communication).

Zhanargul Beisembayeva (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) – Candidate of Philological Sciences, Head of the Foreign Languages Theory and Practice Department, the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Nur-Sultan, Satpayev Street 2,, 60 published articles, areas: innovative methods in teaching foreign languages, intercultural communication).

For citation: Zhussupova R.F., Beisembayeva Zh., (2021).

Modeling Online Grouping for Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence of Pre-Service Teachers at University. Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 112-126 (in USA).