2019 Scientific Conference on Management, Education and Psychology
Challenges and Opportunities: Intercultural Approaches in Chinese College ELF Reading Class
In the modern globalization context, China has been experiencing increasingly frequent international communications, which urges improvements in college English education. How to cultivate a large number of talents with international vision poses new tasks to the teachers. As the most common lesson type in college English as foreign language classes, reading is significant in developing students’ different aspects of language knowledge and ability. However, many teachers believe it is difficult to create learners’ autonomy, communication and intercultural vision with this lesson type. In fact, in reading classes, intercultural teaching approaches are challenging but also opportunities to optimize students’ learning outcomes. I would review its related theories and strategies, identify issues that could be strengthened by it in my teaching college English reading, link the theories to China’s national context of college EFL reading classes, and suggest ways to make improvements.
Intercultural Approaches; ELF; College English; Reading Class
Cite this paper:
Wang Xi. Challenges and Opportunities: Intercultural Approaches in Chinese College ELF Reading Class. 2019 Scientific Conference on Management, Education and Psychology (SCMEP 2019). 2019, Vol.1: 112-114.