Exploration on Cultivation of College Students’ Cross-Cultural Communication Competence in College English Teaching

Lingying TANG


In traditional college English teaching, attention is focused on improvement of students’ general English proficiency. Students usually receive knowledge and information passively form teachers without their own analysis and reflection. Worse still, students’ cross-cultural communication competence has been neglected. Cultural information has been regarded as factual knowledge imparted to students which are obstructive to the formation of students’ cross-cultural communication competence. In order to improve students’ cross-cultural communication competence, it is proposed in this paper that teacher should pay attention to improve students’ oral English proficiency so as to engage students in oral communication. Then college English teachers’ teaching methodology should be changed, designing more tasks close to the real situation especially related to the cultural differences for students to explore and organize oral activities. In the process of English teaching, the formation of culture stereotypes and bias should be avoided, and students should be encouraged to read extensively to receive more true cultural information. Proper culture empathy is also feasible.


Cross-cultural communication; Competence; English language teaching

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