The Effects of Online Courses on Cultivating Students' Intercultural Communicative Competence

Liu Guoping

Beijing Union University, No.97 Beisihuandonglu Beijing; guoping.liu@buu.edu.cn

4th May 2017

Abstract

This paper explores the impact of an online course on the cross-cultural communicative competence of the students. The results showed that transnational online courses created a real cross - cultural communication scenario for students, which significantly improved the overall level of intercultural sensitivity in students' communicative confidence, communicative pleasure and cross - cultural effectiveness.

Keywords: foreign language teaching and learning, internationalization, cross-cultural communicative competence, online courses