On Cultivating Students’ Cross-Cultural Awareness in Primary English Teaching

Xiaoyu HE, Hongliang YANG


Due to the inseparable relationship between language and culture, culture learning is inevitably involved in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching.  Cultural knowledge directly affects the appropriateness of communication in English. Accordingly it is essential to cultivate students’ cross-cultural awareness, thereby improving their communicative abilities to speak and write in English. Through analyzing the present situation of cross-cultural awareness in primary English class in Nanchong, China, as well as the necessity of fostering students’ cross-cultural awareness in primary school English teaching, this paper explores ways of how to permeate the culture teaching and cultivate students’ cross-cultural awareness, aiming at enhancing their communicative abilities to speak and write.


Cross-cultural awareness; Primary English teaching; Communicative abilities; Ways of cultivating cross-cultural awareness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10583


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