Intercultural Communication and Foreign Language Teaching

Shu-fen XIONG


Nowadays intercultural communication is the subject of great topical interest in foreign languages circles. The close relationship between language and culture determines the connotation of foreign language teaching. We should realize that teaching foreign language means not only imparting of language knowledge but also spreading cultural knowledge and cultivating of students’intercultural communication ability. This between language and culture,and some problems existing in foreign language teaching and discusses the necessity and importance of cultivating of students’ intercultural communication ability.
Keywords: culture, language, foreign language teaching, intercultural communication
Résumé La communication transculturelle est aujourd’hui un sujet chaud dans le monde des langues étrangères. La relation inséparable entre la langue et la culture décide que l’enseignement des langues étrangères ne comprend pas seulement la transmission des connaissances de la langue, mais aussi celle de la culture et la formation des capacités des étudiants dans la communication transculturelle. Cet essai traite, à travers l’analyse de la connotation de la communication transculturelle, des relations entre la langue et la culture et des problèmes existants dans l’enseignement des langes étrangères, la nécessité et la signification de former les capacités de la communication transculturelle dans l’enseignement des langues étrangères.
Mots-clés: culture, langue, enseignement des langues étrangères, communication transculturelle
摘 要 跨文化交際是當今外語界的一個熱門話題。語言和文化密不可分的關係決定了外語教學不僅是語言知識的傳授,而且更應包括文化知識的傳播和對學生跨文化交際能力的培養。本文通過分析跨文化交際的內涵, 語言與文化的關係 ,外語教學中存在的一些問題,探討新時代外語教學中培養跨文化交際能力的必然性和重要意義。

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