On Fostering Students' Cultural Awareness in Teaching English
- Li Zhang, Tiantian Wang
- Corresponding Author
- Li Zhang
Available Online December 2017.
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- cultural awareness, culture, cross-cultural communication, English teaching
- This paper aims to develop students' cultural awareness and improve their performance of cross-cultural communication. The author thinks there are four levels of cultural awareness, "Four No's" - No Sense, No Reservation, No Passion and No Culture. If one has experienced "from No to No" pattern, he becomes "an old X-language hand". As an English teacher, one will obtain the goal by leading much English culture in the course of the four-basic-skill teaching. This paper will mainly discuss three of the four basic skills - listening, speaking and reading to foster students' cultural awareness in English learning. Hopefully, after several years of English learning, students can adapt to English culture and communicate with native English speakers appropriately without cultural troubles.
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TY - CONF AU - Li Zhang AU - Tiantian Wang PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - On Fostering Students' Cultural Awareness in Teaching English BT - 2017 2nd International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-17.2018.39 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-17.2018.39 ID - Zhang2017/12 ER -