Comparative Research on the Dominant Culture in the Chinese College English Class Teaching

Dan HE

Abstract


The cross-cultural aspects and culture teaching in the College English class are very important. Neither the target language culture nor the mother language culture could be neglected. Therefore, we can find the Third Culture, which is a transitional culture between the two cultures, to be used as the dominant culture in class. The results of one year’s comparative research show that there are the better teaching effects in the class which used the Third Culture as the dominant culture than the class which used the target language culture as the dominant culture.


Keywords


Dominant culture; Target language culture; Mother language culture; The third culture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8886

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