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ERIC Number: ED441347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 29
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History of English Education in China (1919-1998).
Yang, Yi
This paper considers how to more effectively teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in China by incorporating lessons from the 20th century experience of English language learning. The main purpose is to learn more about how English was taught during different periods of time. This information might inform current and future practices by identifying successful and unsuccessful practices in curriculum construction, teaching methods, and instructional materials. Questions considered include the following: Does the teaching appeal to the students' interests and is it related to students' personal experiences? Does the teaching help to develop the students' individuality and creativity? and Does the teaching provide authentic language input and opportunities for communicative practice? It is concluded that historical and contemporary evidence suggests that high quality and effective English teaching in China must do all of these things. Practical suggestions are included, as are extensive historical scholarly references. (Contains 56 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China