A Advancing Higher Vocational English Reading Instruction: The Development Protocol of the Intercultural Awareness Experiential Teaching (IAET) Model

Runyuan Chui (1) , Lubna Ali Mohanmmed (2)
(1) Department of social science, arts and humanities, Lincoln University College , China
(2) Department of social science, arts and humanities, Lincoln University College , Malaysia


Higher vocational English education places significant emphasis on intercultural understanding. However, there is a notable lack of research on the reliability and validity of blended intercultural awareness teaching methodologies in higher vocational English reading education in Henan, China. This project addresses this gap by building an Intercultural Awareness Experiential Teaching (IAET) model. A pilot study conducted in a higher vocational college in Henan province, China, evaluates the efficacy of the IAET model. Using a model based on the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) instructional design, the findings affirm that the proposed IAET teaching model demonstrates validity and reliability for higher vocational English instruction. The IAET model emerges as a valuable tool, assisting English teachers in enhancing students' competence in English reading, thereby addressing the existing research gap. The IAET model stands as a catalyst, empowering English teachers to enhance students' competence in English reading.

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Runyuan Chui
Lubna Ali Mohanmmed
lubnaali@lincoln.edu.my (Primary Contact)
Author Biographies

Runyuan Chui, Department of social science, arts and humanities, Lincoln University College

Runyuan Chui is currently a PhD student of Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Lincoln University College (LUC). She has a Master of English Education from Luoyang Normal University and a Bachelor of Applied Linguistics from Xinke College of Henan Institute of Science and Technology. Her research interests include foreign language teaching, intercultural awareness and communication.

Lubna Ali Mohanmmed, Department of social science, arts and humanities, Lincoln University College

Associate Professor Dr. Lubna Ali Mohammed is currently the Deputy Dean and TESL Head of the Department, Faculty of Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, Lincoln University College. She has a PhD in Education from the Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), a master’s degree in education from the Women's University of India (Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati), and a Bachelor of Education (TESL) from Thamar University in Yemen. Her research interests include curriculum analysis and development, TESL methodology, and traditional and e-learning education.

Chui, R., & Mohammed, L. A. A Advancing Higher Vocational English Reading Instruction: The Development Protocol of the Intercultural Awareness Experiential Teaching (IAET) Model. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 24(1), 189–202. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v24i1.546

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