Culture Introduction and Cross-cultural Communication Competence in College English Teaching



Language is closely related to culture, language learning is dependent on the culture introduction. This article discussed the importance and necessity of cultural import and its principle and method. And how to import the culture content in English teaching, improve students’ sensitivity to the culture, cultivate cultural awareness, so as to cultivate the students’ communicative competence, especially cross-cultural communication ability.


Cross-cultural communicative competence; Culture introduction; College English teaching

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