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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2019, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/FER.020604.

Investigation into Intercultural Sensitivity of College Non-English Majors


Yimin Wei

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Yimin Wei

Foreign Languages College, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022,China


In this paper, Chen & Starosta’s theory on intercultural sensitivity is introduced as the theoretical framework. The paper mainly focuses on the assessment of intercultural sensitivity of non-English majors in five dimensions with the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale designed by Chen & Starosta. That is intercultural engagement, respect for cultural differences, interaction confidence, interaction enjoyment and interaction attentiveness. Then, the author makes a further questionnaire survey to find out the obstacles of non-English majors to the effective intercultural communication and the factors affecting their intercultural sensitivity. Through the analysis of college students’ performance on intercultural sensitivity, it is conducive to providing some implications for foreign language teaching so as to further enhance students’ intercultural communication ability and awareness.


Intercultural sensitivity; non-English majors; investigation

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Yimin Wei. Investigation into Intercultural Sensitivity of College Non-English Majors. Frontiers in Educational Research (2019) Vol. 2 Issue 6: 16-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.020604.


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