Cultural Differences and Cultivation of Cross-cultural Communicative Competence in Chinese FLT

Xiaobo Dong


In order to improve their abilities in cross-cultural communication, language learners should develop not only their language competence, but also communicative competence. This paper presents an understanding on the general cultural differences between the west and China by applying the cultural dimensions of Hofstede and Bond, and points out that the success of cross-cultural communication depends on the competence of cross-cultural communication and gives some suggestions concerning the goals of foreign culture acquisition and the ways of culture training.

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International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)


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