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Keywords

English language--Study and teaching--Chinese speakers; English language--Computer-assisted instruction for Chinese speakers;

Abstract

The primary purpose of this paper is to present a vision of potential technology application as an effective teaching aid for English instruction in the People's Republic of China (hereafter referred to as China). In order to provide a clear picture of why technology should be applied in English teaching situations in China, major factors influencing the current English teaching methodologies – grammar translation and audiolingual method – have been analyzed. A theoretical analysis of modern Western teaching pedagogy, the communicative approach, has been explored to offer an in-depth understanding of foreign language learning and teaching processes. The close relationship of the communicative approach and technology application has also been examined.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Melissa L. Heston

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (62 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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