The Cultivation of Intercultural Awareness in High School English Teaching

Yuanhua CHEN, Ying LIU


As we all know, language is an important carrier of communication and culture. Teaching English in high school should not only be regarded as a process of teaching basic linguistic knowledge on the surface, but also an indispensable way of learning culture for students. Language and culture can’t be separated from each other. It has been proved that cultivation intercultural awareness in English teaching can contribute to student’s intercultural communication abilities in English. Although, educators have realized the necessity of cultural transmission when teaching English recently, due to different reasons, the effect of teaching English in high school is less than satisfactory.
In recent days, many educators put forward to an idea that English teachers in China play several roles at the same time in English teaching. English teachers must consider themselves as cultural transmitters. Only when they realize their identities and how important roles they play in English teaching process, will English teaching can be done more effectively and smoothly.


Language; Intercultural awareness; Cultivation; English teaching

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