Empirical Study on the Integration of Native Culture in English Language Teaching for Non-English Majors in China

Cui-ping Han


The study consists of surveys concerning Chinese culture in English language teaching, which reveal the insufficiency of the input of native culture, the insufficiency of the non-English majors’ ability to express Chinese culture in English and the students’ attitude toward such insufficiency. Based on the results and analysis, it explores reasons leading to this phenomenon, elaborates the necessity of integrating native culture, and offers some suggestions on English teaching practice. By advocating the integration of native culture in English language teaching for non-English majors, the study is to improve the understanding of cross-cultural communication in culture teaching, thus promoting the cultivation of students’ cross-cultural communication competence.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ells.v2n2p116


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