A Study of the Cultivation of English Cultural Awareness in High School ——Based on the Core Competencies and Values of English

Songwang Deng (Shanxi Experimental Secondary School)


Cultural awareness is the basis of communication, and it includes our own cultural values, beliefs and the ability to perceive the world. When students learn English and communicate with people from English culture, cultural awareness becomes very important. Meanwhile, National English Curriculum Standards for General High School puts cultural awareness in the key position of the Core Competencies and Values of English subjects. At present, the academic research and analysis on the Core Competencies and Values of English mainly focus on the language ability, learning ability and students’ learning motivation.

This paper intends to explore the cultivation of high school students’ English cultural awareness through qualitative research and literature collation and there are 5 parts totally in this paper. The first part is the introduction, introducing the background of cultural consciousness and the significance of research. The second part is a literature review, analyzing the previous opinions both domestically and internationally. The third part is a review of cultural consciousness, summarizing the theory, historical development and main genres of cultural consciousness. The fourth part is the exploration of the cultivation of cultural awareness, including the requirements, the problems and methods of the cultivation of cultural awareness in high school English teaching. The fifth part is the conclusion, which advocates the cultivation of cultural consciousness and the development of English subject through the summary and reflection.

The significance of this paper lies in the majority of teachers to create a harmonious  teaching environment, facilitate the students’ cultural awareness, improve high school students’ cultural understanding and cultural awareness, as well as improve high school students’ English discipline Core Competencies and Values so that it could benefit the development of English in our country.


Cultural awareness; English subject core quality; High school English; English teaching

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v3i2.1782


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