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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh THE IMPACTS OF PERSONALITY ON INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE: AN INVESTIGATION ON OVERSEAS VIETNAMESE STUDENTS

The rapid increase in world integration has brought about several opportunities for many countries to conduct a huge number of immense exchanges in business, trade, or education. It is currently trendy that Eastern students are streaming into Western countries in search of reliable institutions for academic purposes due to the high standard of educational quality, modern learning facilities, and innovative teaching approaches. Thus, intercultural communication competence has shown its significance in bridging learners and their academic environments. However, there is the fact that the students make highly different interactions to external conditions although they experience similar situations in real lives. This paper aims to investigate the influence of personal traits on overseas students' intercultural communication competence in Western academic environments after a period of learning English in Vietnam as EFL. The study was conducted on 100 Vietnamese students who attended tertiary courses from three to four years with the range of English proficiency from B2 –C1 in Common European Framework for Reference. The data were collected by the qualitative approach via survey and interview. The findings revealed that personality had strong effects on intercultural communication competence of overseas students. In particular, extrovert students showed the higher level of adaptability than introvert ones. In addition, the degree of optimism resulted was proportional to positive impacts on learners' comfort and confidence in foreign countries. Moreover, it was supposed that language proficiency was influential on how students perceived and expressed their characteristics in the connected world. Keywords: personality, culture, communicative competence, barriers

Pre-recorded Session VietTESOL International Convention 2021 convention@viettesol.org

The rapid increase in world integration has brought about several opportunities for many countries to conduct a huge number of immense exchanges in business, trade, or education. It is currently trendy that Eastern students are streaming into Western countries in search of reliable institutions for academic purposes due to the high standard of educational quality, modern learning facilities, and innovative teaching approaches. Thus, intercultural communication competence has shown its significance in bridging learners and their academic environments. However, there is the fact that the students make highly different interactions to external conditions although they experience similar situations in real lives. This paper aims to investigate the influence of personal traits on overseas students' intercultural communication competence in Western academic environments after a period of learning English in Vietnam as EFL. The study was conducted on 100 Vietnamese students who attended tertiary courses from three to four years with the range of English proficiency from B2 –C1 in Common European Framework for Reference. The data were collected by the qualitative approach via survey and interview. The findings revealed that personality had strong effects on intercultural communication competence of overseas students. In particular, extrovert students showed the higher level of adaptability than introvert ones. In addition, the degree of optimism resulted was proportional to positive impacts on learners' comfort and confidence in foreign countries. Moreover, it was supposed that language proficiency was influential on how students perceived and expressed their characteristics in the connected world. Keywords: personality, culture, communicative competence, barriers

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Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
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Nguyen Tat Thanh University
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