Strategies for Developing Cross-cultural Communication Competence in College English Based on Small Private Online Course (SPOC)

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v2i4.407

Zhou Tang

Tianjin University of Finance and Economics


Under the background of blended teaching, the approaches to enhance college students’ ability to use English in multi-cultural environment are being diversified. This paper explains the importance of cross-cultural communication competence, discusses the features of SPOC and explores the strategies of applying SPOC to the development of cross-cultural communication competence in college English classes.


cross-cultural communication, SPOC, college English


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