Cultivating Cultural Awareness in College English Teaching

Qinglong HOU

Abstract


This paper studies how to effectively cultivate college students’ cultural awareness in college English teaching and learning in the attempt to effectively promote the target culture learning in a non-native context like China through adopting various ways. This study is carried out through a sociocultural test among college English teachers and learners, with the expectation to get an objective view of the current status of culture instruction in college English teaching in China.


Keywords


Culture; Cultural awareness; College English teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9207

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