An Investigation of Non-English Majors’ Intercultural Communicative Competence: Based on a Case Study of China West Normal University

Leilei LIU

Abstract


Language, communication and culture are inseparable that one needs high level of intercultural communicative competence if he hopes to master English well. The aim of this paper is to explore Chinese non-English majors’ intercultural communicative competence, especially the cognitive dimension, intercultural awareness. Some pedagogical suggestions on cultivating students’ intercultural communicative competence were put forward at the end of this paper. 


Keywords


Culture; Cultural awareness; Intercultural communicative competence; College English teaching

Full Text:

PDF

References


Arasaratnam, L. A., & Doerfel, M. L. (2005). Intercultural communication competence: Identifying key components from multicultural perspectives. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 29(2), 137-63.

Bennett, M. J. (2009). Defining, measuring, and facilitating intercultural learning: A conceptual introduction to the intercultural education double supplement. Intercultural Education, 20(4), 1-13.

Chen, G.-M., & Starosta, W. J. (1998). Foundations of intercultural communication. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Chen, G.-M., & Starosta, W. J. (2000). The development and validation of the intercultural sensitivity scale. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Hammer, M. R., Bennett, M. J., & Wiseman, R. (2003). Measuring intercultural sensitivity: The intercultural development inventory. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27(4), 421-43.

Hill, I. (2006). Student types, school types and their combined influence on the development of intercultural understanding. Journal of Research in International Education, 5(1), 5-33.

Hymes, D. (1964). Language in culture and society. New York: Harper & Row.

Koester, J., & Olebe, J. (1988). The behavioral assessment scale for intercultural communication effectiveness. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 12(3), 233-46.

Lustig, M. W., & Koester, J. (2006). Intercultural competence: Interpersonal communication across cultures (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Pusch, M. D. (2004). Intercultural training in historical perspective. In D. Landis, J. M. Bennett, & M. J. Bennett (Eds.), Handbook of intercultural training (3rd ed., pp.13-36). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Samovar, L. A., & Porter, R. E. (2004). Communication between cultures (5th ed.) Beijing: Peking University Press.

Stern, H. H. (1983). Fundamental concepts of language teaching. London: Oxford University Press.

Straffon, D. A. (2003). Assessing the intercultural sensitivity of high school students attending an international school. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27(4), 487-501.

Valdes, J. M. (Ed.). (1986). Culture bound: Bridging the cultural gap in language teaching. London: Cambridge University Press.

Wen, Q. F. (Ed.). (2005). Bridging cultures. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9139

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2017 Yu YUAN

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Share us to:   


Reminder

  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
  • We only use four mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: caooc@hotmail.com; office@cscanada.net; ccc@cscanada.net; ccc@cscanada.org

 Articles published in Cross-Cultural Communication are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).

 CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION Editorial Office

Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada 
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://www.cscanada.net; Http://www.cscanada.org 
E-mail:caooc@hotmail.com; office@cscanada.net

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture