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The Cultivation of Cross-cultural Awareness in College English Teaching

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DOI: 10.25236/ICRTPE.2019.203


Min Shen

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Min Shen


Rapid development of China and progress of opening-up policy have seen more opportunities for people from different cultural backgrounds to communicate. In this context, how to cultivate cross-cultural awareness of contemporary college students in English teaching has become a widespread concern of the society. This paper first clarifies the relationship between language and culture, and then analyzes cultural differences between Chinese and English in terms of vocabulary, discourse and modes of thinking, and finally puts forward suggestions for cultivating cross-cultural awareness in college English teaching.


Language and culture; college English teaching; cross-cultural awareness; intercultural factors