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Bridging Cultures in College English Teaching: Challenges and Strategies for Intercultural Language Education in China

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Ying Yang

Foreign Language Department, Sichuan University of Media and Communications, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

*Corresponding author: Ying Yang

Published: October 31,2023

Abstract

With globalization’s development, intercultural language education is becoming increasingly vital in current English teaching in China. This paper aims to analyze the concept and application of intercultural language education and explore effective ways to integrate its ideology into College English classrooms in China. Initially, this paper illustrates the conceptual connotation of intercultural language education. Secondly, it delves into the academic definitions of key concepts such as language, culture, and ‘intercultural’. Then, it discusses the chal-lenges faced by College English educators in China when adopting intercultural pedagogies, including time constraints, limitations in cultural exposure, modifications in teacher roles, and curriculum challenges. Finally, it presents feasible strategies related to instructional models, classroom activities, teacher roles, pedagogical principles, learning scope, and curriculum design to promote intercultural language education. The significance of this study lies in providing a practical perspective for College English teaching in China, aiming to enhance students’ language acquisition and intercultural competence.

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How to cite this paper

Bridging Cultures in College English Teaching: Challenges and Strategies for Intercultural Language Education in China

How to cite this paper: Ying Yang. (2023). Bridging Cultures in College English Teaching: Challenges and Strategies for Intercultural Language Education in China. The Educational Review, USA7(9), 1447-1456.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2023.09.039