Open Access Graduate Research Paper
English language--Study and teaching--Chinese speakers; English language--Computer-assisted instruction for Chinese speakers;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Melissa L. Heston
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©1997 Ping Gao
Gao, Ping, "Potential technology application in English instruction in the People's Republic of China" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 737.