Icc nurturing strategies in the context of sino-foreign institutes

Xiaomei Zhu, Anwei Feng

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This paper discusses intercultural communicative competence (ICC) education in the context of Sino-Foreign Institutes (SFIs). Through an overview of the development of internationalization of higher education in China, the paper puts forward four strategies that are widely adopted to facilitate the development of students ICC. The four strategies are provision of ICC specific courses, integration of ICC in subject courses, integration of ICC with foreign language education, and intercultural activities and projects. Towards the end, the paper argues that more empirical research is needed to evaluate the effects of the strategies on students’ ICC and challenges the SFIs face in the post-pandemic era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1079
Number of pages8
JournalTheory and Practice in Language Studies
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021


  • ICC nurturing strategies
  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Sino-foreign Institutes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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