Study on Cultivation of Intercultural Communication Competence of College English Based on Modern Information Technology

Peng Bingzhuan


Economic globalization, integration of the world, and wide application and advanced development of modern information technology (MIT) demand high requirements for talents. Traditional teaching methods and means cannot satisfy the requirements of students for real language communication environment and language output. Consequently, students exhibit low intercultural communication ability and fail to satisfy the ultimate goal of foreign language teaching. A novel method to cultivate students’ intercultural communication competence (ICC) in college English based on MIT was proposed in this study. The method was used to examine students’ intercultural sensitivity (IS) and ICC. The concept of ICC was redefined. A model of ICC in college English based on MIT and a teaching mode for cultivating students’ ICC in college English based on MIT were constructed. The proposed teaching mode was applied to a teaching experiment, and interviews and questionnaires were used to estimate students’ IS and ICC. Results demonstrate that this mode is superior to traditional teaching methods, surpasses the limitations of time and space, realizes global information sharing, and integrates the language and cultural learning among students organically. The constructed teaching mode meets the needs and demands of most students and provides a resource-rich learning platform where students can improve their IS and ICC.


modern information technology;college English; intercultural communication competence;empirical study

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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