The Application of Intercultural Communication Context Theory in Oral English Teaching

Yanhong MA


The fostering of intercultural communicative awareness, that is, full comprehension and mastering of the target culture background, values, customs and life styles on the basis of acquired language skills, is necessary in oral English teaching. A framework of intercultural communication context-based oral English teaching is designed. Two classes are involved in the study:one as the experimental class instructed with the intercultural communication context-based oral English teaching method; the other as the control class taught with the traditional teaching method.The results of the independent T-test indicate that intercultural communication context-based oral English teaching method can improve students’ oral proficiency. Moreover, the results of the questionnaire survey indicate that intercultural communication context-based oral English teaching method can increase students’ interest in oral English learning, promote their active learning and improve their intercultural communicative ability.


Iintercultural communication; Context theory; Oral English teaching

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