From Intercultural Awareness to Intercultural Empathy

Honglin Zhu


This article is concerned with the incorporation of teaching culture into EFL teaching and learning, with a focus on the cultivation of culturally empathic ability for Chinese learners. The article first holds a discussion on the significance and basic concepts concerning intercultural empathy. Furthermore, it makes an attempt to analyze the barriers encountered by Chinese learners in developing culturally empathic ability. Finally, it tries to offer some suggestions and techniques.

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

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