English in China in the 1980s: And China's revolution this update helped improve opportunities to science and technology, and appeared wi... ... middle of paper ... ...glish teachers would do then is try setting them up in groups to teach them, that way they will slowly break out of there silence and get confidence to attempt to answer in front of a small group, instead of a large. Finally, another method that is used to teach students English is called the “reward System.” We all know this method. My first grade teacher used to use this one all the time on us. It is always fun to “win” something when you get an answer correct. When Chinese student’s gets the English word correct, they might be rewarded with items such as colorful stickers, which is a very common prize in classrooms in China.
My entire former schooling has revolved around learning foreign languages, specifically Hebrew, Chinese, and Arabic. I decided to continue learning Chinese in my higher education because it is a very useful and important language for international business and communication. My degrees in Elementary Education and Chinese Teaching are very helpful for me in the field of education because they will give me the opportunity to be an elementary Chinese teacher for native English speakers. I believe that as a foreign language teacher, I will be most effective and competent in the classroom by providing the students with a supportive atmosphere, incorporating relevant tasks, and motivating the children to learn the target language. Since I was in
High school students should be required to take at least two years of a foreign language class in order to graduate, as many recent studies support the benefits of doing so. Students who have learned a foreign language in high school have proven to have a higher success rate in college, enhanced career opportunities and increased cultural awareness. The goal of most high school students is to eventually go on to a college or university. Research shows that taking foreign language classes in high school improves the likelihood of being accepted to, succeeding in and graduating from college. If not required by the college or university, seeing foreign language courses on potential students’ transcripts is appealing to the schools.
Students also began to recognize the relevance of language and culture, with the guidance of teacher, English corner, foreign movie club, etc. These activities all do well to students’ practical use of English language. With the coming year of Olympic, China turned to be a more intercultural country, and allow more teachers to have new attempts for language
1. Introduction English language study requires learners mastering several parts including phonology, grammar, vocabulary etc. Among them, grammar studying plays an increasingly vital role in English language learning in secondary school. Generally, the traditional way of teaching involves a teacher-commanding class which teacher spent half class on the certain grammar points and using exercises to evaluate whether students fully master them. However, the old approach usually results in a class s filled with bored and exhausted students who may give wonderful result in tests but failed in communicating events.
English as a global language has been paid special attention to in the whole world. In China, people treat English as a foreign language, and many students may not have any chance to use it after their graduation. However, government still makes a lot of effort in the English education reform, in order to improve English teachers’ quality and raise students’ language learning consciousness. During the reform, language teachers, especially college language teachers are encouraged to speak pure English in class, so as to give students more chances to practice their communicative skills in the target language. However, the reality is quite different, and a phenomenon called “code-switching” can often be seen in EFL classes.
English medium school always gives others an impression that is superior to government-run regional. That’s mean it is easier for English medium school’s students to get a jobs related to Government department. Many middle classes and upper classes’ parent sent their children to private fee-paying school like private English school because they know English is global language and hope they can speak fluent English in order to get decent employment. However, girls, low caste children, and other under-privileged children still need to stay in government school even it cannot provide enough facilities and resources. It becomes a difficulty for lower class to increase class mobility.
Although, most researches have been examined the positive effects of cooperative learning on academic achievements, social communication, many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes have not administrated this approach. Even though, now, many classroom teachers use CL approach, they still find difficulty incorporating this approach in their classroom. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to look at students and teachers’ perceptions toward Cooperative Learning approach by conducting interview and online survey to find the research questions below. Problems of English as a Foreign Language Teaching in China Chinese educators have perceived that the focus of language teaching need to change from the current teacher-centered teaching structure to the student-centered communicative approach. However, it is not easy to change the root of Chinese traditional teaching structure.
Next, I will discuss why people have similar cultural background with the native speakers learn a new language better. Moreover, I will show different learning strategies people used and finally, how these factors affect second language learning will be discussed. Chinese and Middle Eastern are always stereotyped by native English speakers. Because of the influence of media and performance at school, “Contemporary public perceptions of Chinese and other Asian students are based on reports of these students' high test scores and academic success”, and native speakers assume that all people from China are “high achievers” who can adapt to a new environment fast and speak English well (Derderian-Aghajanian&wang, 2012, p.172). However, according to the researchers, many Chinese immigrants have no prior background in English and have various education levels (Derderian-Aghajanian&wang, 2012).
Comparing with Chinese education methods, American education methods focus on students’ critical thinking more. I studied in my country for two years high school, and another year high school in the U.S. For example, in China, teachers are bosses. Teachers always teach knowledge and students learn knowledge. It is like a method of learning by rote. Students absorb knowledge from teachers without doubts.