The Influence of Language Policy and Planning on Intercultural Education in China

Yushan ZHAO, Fei SONG, Haiyan LI


Intercultural education, as an important aspect of English learning, is set as one of the fundamental teaching principles in Chinese schools. This paper incorporates three sociolinguistic concepts “language policy and planning”, “language ideology” and “cultural identity” into the discussion of intercultural education in China. Three practical suggestions are also proposed to facilitate intercultural education for English learners in China.


Language policy and planning; Intercultural education; Language ideology; Cultural identity

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