The Application of Constructivism to the Teaching of Intercultural Communication

Lin Liu, Ying Zhang


Cultivating intercultural communicative competence is not a process in which teachers transmit knowledge to students, but one in which students construct their intercultural communicative competence on their own initiative. By applying the constructivist theory to the teaching of intercultural communication, the author designs a model of teaching intercultural communication and elaborates the procedure in detail. This model aims to facilitate students’ construction of their intercultural communicative competence effectively.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v7n5p136

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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