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Feasibility Study of Systematic Content-based Instruction for 1st-and 2nd-year English Majors

Chang Junyue,Zhao Xiuyan & Li Lili  
After discussing the problems concerning the disjointed English education in high schools and higher institutions,excessive skill-based language courses,inadequate content-based courses,English graduates' narrow range of knowledge and their inadequate development of general qualities,the paper raises a reform proposal concerning the heavy promotion of content-based instruction to develop students' language skills,impart language knowledge and improve students' comprehensive competence through an integration of content teaching and skill training.Based on the literature and the practice of CBI home and abroad,the article explores the theoretical support of systematic implementation of CBI among English majors in their first two undergraduate years,lecturers' and students' perception of its necessity and feasibility,and the feasibility demonstrated in the previous and current implementation of CBI in and outside China.
【Fund】: 2007年国家哲学社会科学项目“英语专业基础阶段内容依托式课程改革研究”的一部分(项目编号:07BYYO29)
【CateGory Index】: H319
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