This entry introduces the concept of culture learning, which is defined as the content and process of learning about a culture other than one’s own. In what follows, five dimensions of culture learning are presented and discussed in detail. The concept of culture learning is particularly significant because understanding the nature of culture and knowing how to learn culture are both central to developing intercultural competence. It is the core premise of this entry that without culture learning of knowledge and skills, it is much more difficult, if not impossible, to become interculturally competent. The purpose of this entry is to introduce culture learning to the reader and to discuss in more detail how each of the five dimensions relates to intercultural competence.

Culture learning has ...

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