Intercultural Communication Sensitivity – A Prerequisite for Developing Intercultural Communication Competence


  • Natka Alagozovska Goce Delcev University
  • Nina Daskalovska Goce Delcev University
  • Adrijana Hadji-Nikolovna Goce Delcev University



intercultural communication, English language teaching, intercultural awareness, intercultural sensitivity


This study aims to prove that teachers in the Eastern part of the Republic of North Macedonia are still lacking intercultural training and have not developed the two prerequisites of intercultural communication competence: intercultural communication awareness and intercultural communication sensitivity. Using a questionnaire for teachers which was distributed in high-schools in Strumica (R. N. Macedonia) and sent to teachers in Ruse (R. Bulgaria) online, the level of intercultural awareness was measured. The results reveal that 63% of the participants have medium level of Intercultural awareness and there is no difference of the level of intercultural awareness in terms of the place of living i.e., the country.


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How to Cite

Alagozovska, N., Daskalovska, N., & Hadji-Nikolovna, A. (2023). Intercultural Communication Sensitivity – A Prerequisite for Developing Intercultural Communication Competence. Philologia, 21(1), 101–111.



Primenjena lingvistika/Applied Linguistics