(Prerequisite: Completion of core courses required for MA TESOL.) This course investigates cultural behaviors, assumptions, values, and conflicts surrounding communication across cultures in the context of teaching English as a second or foreign language at all levels. This courses explores issues related to the intercultural communication processes. It will consider the important role of context (social, cultural, and historical) in intercultural interactions. Based on insights from critical theory, the course examines the complex relationship between culture and communication from three conceptual perspectives: the social psychological perspective, the interpretive perspective, and the critical perspective.