Research on College English Teachers' Intercultural Sensitivity in Higher Vocational College in Zhejiang Province

Guest Editor Yuantao Teng (Jilin Normal University, Shiping City, China)

The purpose of the study is to explore higher vocational college English teachers' Intercultural Sensitivity in Zhejiang Province in an attempt to find proper ways to improving their Intercultural Communication Competence. The research uses a questionnaire as an instrument. The data are analyzed by SPSS software and the following are the major findings: These college English teachers' Intercultural Sensitivity is on an average level which is distant from the requirement of college English teaching. They are weak in. Different demographical variables had different effects on ICS. Gender, education background, professional qualification, and major background of students do not have significant effects on ICS as hypothesized. While both intercultural communication experiences and ages are proved to be significant variables in ICS. The investigation of vocational college English teachers' ICS is significant both theoretically and practically. Theoretically, this research study provides a variety of insights into Chinese college English teachers' ICS, hence an insight into Chinese college English teachers' Intercultural Communication Competence. Practically, it makes feasible suggestions on English language teaching and English teachers' education.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science & Technology, IJSSST V17

Published: Jan 7, 2016

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.17.01.25