A Phenomenological Study on Chinese College Students’ Experiences in Developing Intercultural Competence
Keywords:intercultural competence, phenomenological study, study abroad experience, EFL learning experience, Chinese college students
This research will be a phenomenological study about Chinese private university students’ domestic learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) experiences and overseas study abroad experiences in developing intercultural competence (IC). The study will be conducted for two phases, i.e. the first phase in China and the second phase in the United Sates. This paper consists of two parts. The first part introduces the research topic and purpose, research significance, and research questions. The second part discusses the research methodology and methods at the proposal stage.
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