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Strategies to teach oral English in seminars on current American issues for undergraduates in China

Shuge Tian (School of Management, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China)

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

ISSN: 2050-7003

Article publication date: 8 April 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to focus on details of strategies in classroom to inspire Chinese undergraduates to feel free in speaking English fluently and accurately without reliance on Chinese.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on the practice of oral English in immersed-English class of seminars on current American issues for undergraduates in China

Findings

Strategies to teach class in English to Chinese undergraduates in immersed way: complete involvement motivate fully fair and transparent evaluation

Originality/value

It is hands-on experience of the author. It focusses on the real practice of the class.

Keywords

Acknowledgements

The paper is sponsored by following two grants: Project of Teaching Class in only English in SUES, No. A-0601-13-01197; Teaching Project of Object-Oriented Programming for Year 2013-2015's Core Course for Undergraduates from Shanghai Education Committee. No. AA4306002-2013-008/171.

Citation

Tian, S. (2014), "Strategies to teach oral English in seminars on current American issues for undergraduates in China", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 119-127. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-07-2012-0020

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