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This study aimed to explore the relationship between L2 motivational self-system (ideal L2 self and ought to L2 self) and intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among pre-service teachers of English in Kazakhstan. Moreover, the predicting effect of ought to self and ideal self on participants ICC was examined. Quantitative methods of data analysis were used to analyse the data. The ICC scale developed by the researcher and L2 motivational self-system scale developed by Taguchi, Magid and Papi were used to collect the data. The data were collected from 307 major student-teachers’ of English language teaching departments from Akhmet Yassawi and Auezov South Kazahstan State Universities. Descriptive analyses (means, standard deviations), Mann–Whitney U test, one-way analysis of variance, Kruskal–Wallis H test, Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient and regression analysis were performed to analyse the data.
Keywords: ICC, L2 motivational self-system, pre-service English teachers.
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