Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29–31, 2024, Wuhan, China

Research Article

Integrating Cross-cultural Competence into English Language Teaching: A Digitally-enabled Approach

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347751,
        author={Ning  Li},
        title={Integrating Cross-cultural Competence into English Language Teaching: A Digitally-enabled Approach},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29--31, 2024, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={EIMT},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={digital education; cross-cultural teaching; english language teaching (elt) innovation; learning equity},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347751}
    }
    
  • Ning Li
    Year: 2024
    Integrating Cross-cultural Competence into English Language Teaching: A Digitally-enabled Approach
    EIMT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347751
Ning Li1,*
  • 1: Guangdong Pharmaceutical University
*Contact email: glorialeesmile@163.com

Abstract

This article delves into the integration of cross-cultural competence with digital tools in English language teaching, highlighting its significance and challenges. It starts by discussing digital technology’s role in enhancing cross-cultural competence, noting emerging trends. The potential obstacles and considerations for future implementation, such as the digital divide and the necessity for teachers to have digital literacy, are critically examined. To address these challenges, the article suggests further research and training to effectively utilize digital tools in teaching. Digital platforms enable real-time interactions between students from various backgrounds, offering a rich array of multimedia resources to deepen cultural understanding.