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Thanks to the spread of Globalization process, traveling and living in other countries and interacting to people whose culture and customs are different causing a challenge. It covers the various domains such as: Global trading, International relations, Language teaching and so on. The attempt to decline this challenge resulted in emerging the new concepts and guidelines. One of these concepts is Cultural Intelligence.
This article aims by measuring CQ of non-Iranian students learning Persian as a foreign/ second language at Persian Language Center of Imam Khomeini International University to investigate the relationship between CQ and their educational improvement in four abilities.
For this, 124 learners of this center that have currently passed the elementary level, through random selection were asked to participate in this research. The CQ questionnaire of Ang et al (2007) was given to measure the CQ of the learners. Also in order to determine the rate of their educational improvement, their individual final scores in four abilities at previous term were measured.
The relationship between four components of CQ, that is, motivational, behavioral, cognitive, metacognitive intelligences and educational improvement was analyzed. In addition, in this research, the correlation between CQ and linguistic components of learners in terms of gender and level of their education was evaluated. It was found out that: 1- there is a significant relation between reading ability and two components of CQ, namely: behavioral and cognitive components. The relationship between Listening ability and behavioral intelligences is significant. 2- It was also found out in the male subjects, the relationship between reading ability and total average gained from four abilities and CQ is positive and significant. 3- And finally, in subjects without academic education between two abilities namely, listening and reading abilities and CQ exists a significant relation.