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IJLT 2024 Vol.10(1): 130-135
doi: 10.18178/ijlt.10.1.130-135

The Role of Online Education Forums in Promoting Chinese Learners' Intercultural Communication Competence

Xiaoyu Xue
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Email: xx2g22@soton.ac.uk

Manuscript received October 27, 2023; revised December 14, 2023; accepted December 27, 2023; published February 7, 2024.

Abstract—This paper explores the pivotal role of Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) in fostering global perspectives among students. It delves into the increasing significance of online educational forums as a tool for promoting cross-cultural communication and language practice. The literature review highlights the multifaceted nature of ICC, the benefits of online education forums, and their contribution to language acquisition and intercultural awareness. Despite their potential, the paper also addresses the challenges and limitations associated with these platforms in the Chinese context. Drawing from the review, the study then proposes localized strategies for optimizing online forums to cultivate ICC among Chinese students, emphasizing the creation of culturally appropriate content, promoting intercultural collaboration, developing awareness of intercultural communication, fostering intercultural conversations and considerations, etc.
Keywords—Chinese learner, intercultural communicative competence, online education forum

Cite: Xiaoyu Xue, "The Role of Online Education Forums in Promoting Chinese Learners’ Intercultural Communication Competence," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 130-135, 2024.

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