Constructing Intercultural Communicative Competence Framework for English Learners

Yunlong HUANG


Intercultural communicative competence (ICC) is an area of research that has tremendous pragmatic potential. Many teachers and English learners have noticed that English education is both instrumental and humanistic in nature. Thus, the ultimate goal of English teaching is intended to cultivate the intercultural communicative competence. This goal has gathered a widespread attention. Thus, to study intercultural communicative competence is of great significance in the field of intercultural communication. However, the research on this competence is limited. Thus, an effective training framework is yet to be constructed. There is no universally agreed-upon definition of intercultural communicative competence. Therefore, the present review is intended to introduce the framework of intercultural communicative competence in College English. In this review, we will pay attention to what intercultural communicative competence is and how to construct intercultural communicative competence framework for English learners, which may be useful for English learners to communicate more effectively with people from other cultures.


Intercultural communicative competence; Framework; English learners

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