Comparative Research on the Dominant Culture in the Chinese College English Class Teaching

Dan HE


The cross-cultural aspects and culture teaching in the College English class are very important. Neither the target language culture nor the mother language culture could be neglected. Therefore, we can find the Third Culture, which is a transitional culture between the two cultures, to be used as the dominant culture in class. The results of one year’s comparative research show that there are the better teaching effects in the class which used the Third Culture as the dominant culture than the class which used the target language culture as the dominant culture.


Dominant culture; Target language culture; Mother language culture; The third culture

Full Text:



Damen, L. (1987). Culture learning: The fifth dimension in the language classroom. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Deng, Y. C., & Liu, R. Q. (1989). Language and culture. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Goodenough, W. H. (1957). Cultural anthropology and linguistics. In P. L. Garvin (Ed.), Report of the seventh round table meeting on linguistics and language study (p.67). Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press.

Hinkel, E. (1999). Culture in second language teaching and learning. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.

Kramsch, C. (1993). Context and culture in language teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Samovar, L. A., & Porter, R. E. (2000). Intercultural communication: A reader (p.59). Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2016 He Dan

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share us to:   


Online Submission


How to do online submission to another Journal?

If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.

We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:;;

 Articles published in Studies in Literature and Language are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 1055 Rue Lucien-L'Allier, Unit #772, Montreal, QC H3G 3C4, Canada.
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://; Http://;;

Copyright © 2010 Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture