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LETTER FROM THE ICIS CHAIR
Maxi-Ann Campbell, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Patriann Smith, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA & Natalia Balyasnikova, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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SPARKING CULTURAL SYNERGY THROUGH INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE
Ramin Yazdanpanah, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Establishing a safe environment that encourages open, equal, and active participation of everyone involved is fundamental to facilitating intercultural exchange. Cultural synergy is an approach to intercultural education that captures this spirit. Read More

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USING MOBILE SURVEYS TO SHARE ENGLISH EXPERIENCES FROM BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Victoria Surtees, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ever wonder how your students use English outside the classroom? Why not ask students to share their experiences using mobile surveys? Mobile surveys could be used to collect data for critical in-class discussions about where, with whom, and how students use English in their daily lives. Read More

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DR DARLA DEARDORFF
Interview by Natalia Balyasnikova, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; r. Darla Deardorff, d.deardorff@duke.edu, University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

In this feature, Dr. Darla Deardorff answers questions about the role of intercultural communication and the idea of cultural synergy in our profession and everyday life. Read More

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BOOK REVIEW: TRANSLANGUAGING: LANGUAGE, BILINGUALISM AND EDUCATION
Mohsen H. Moghaddam, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education, by Ofelia García and Li Wei, effectively explores how the notion of translanguaging transforms and alters our traditional understanding of language, bilingualism, and education and can prepare learners for today's globalized world. Read More

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Intercultural Communication Interest Section is to promote among teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) intercultural awareness and a respect for all cultures and co-cultures. Read More

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We are continuing publication of thematic newsletters, and we'd love to showcase your work! The theme for the preconvention March issue will be “Intercultural Communication in English as Foreign Language.” Read More

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