Reflecting on Native Culture Involvement in Current College English Textbooks

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Nowadays, most of the Chinese college students acquire more about target language culture than their native culture. Judging from the present distinctive sets of college English textbooks, there exists one common problem: Chinese culture is seldom involved in the textbooks. The textbook is viewed as the very crucial means to cultivate learners’ intercultural communicative competence(ICC). The overwhelming majority of textbook editors attach more importance to the target language culture, neglecting Chinese culture , which results in students’ being poor in ICC. As a successful communicator, proficiency in both the target language and the native language are required of college students.Based on the findings of a survey and a questionnaire, the author proposes some suggestions on textbook reforms with the purpose of promoting students’ ICC.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 219-220)

Edited by:

Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin

Pages:

257-260

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.219-220.257

Citation:

C. M. Wu "Reflecting on Native Culture Involvement in Current College English Textbooks", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 257-260, 2011

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March 2011

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