Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2017)

On Fostering Students' Cultural Awareness in Teaching English

Authors
Li Zhang, Tiantian Wang
Corresponding Author
Li Zhang
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-17.2018.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cultural awareness, culture, cross-cultural communication, English teaching
Abstract
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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