About the Author
Michael Byram is PhD (University of Cambridge) on Danish literature and Professor Emeritus in the School of Education at the University of Durham in England. His research mainly focuses on the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching and study. This includes work with the Council of Europe since the mid-1990s. He is currently Guest Professor at the University of Luxembourg and Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia in England. He holds honorary positions in China as Visiting Professor at the Beijing Language and Culture University, and Consultant Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology. His publications are mainly about the subject matter of ‘intercultural communicative competence’ and ‘intercultural citizenship’, such as Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (1997), From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship: Essays and Reflections (2008), and From Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship (2017, coedited with Irina Golubeva, Han Hui and Manuela Wagner). He is also joint editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning.