Exploring Students’ Intercultural Communicative Competence Cultivation in Junior High School English Teaching

Jingkun ZHAO, Mengru JIANG


The study intended to investigate the current situation of junior high school students’ intercultural communicative competence and explore some factors impacting the cultivation of students’ intercultural communicative competence in English teaching. The study analyzed three factors impacting students’ intercultural communicative competence: language barriers, devoid of intercultural communicative knowledge and ethnocentrism. Accordingly the study proposed some strategies to enhance the cultivation of students’ intercultural communicative competence: firstly, teachers should design more intercultural background knowledge in English teaching. Secondly, students should actively participate in intercultural communicative communication and continuously enhance their intercultural communicative awareness; thirdly, schools should provide intercultural training for teachers to improve their intercultural communication literacy.


Intercultural communicative competence; English teaching; Junior high school

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12621


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