ERIC Number: EJ1124508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Looking beyond the ELT Approach in China's Higher Education from the Perspective of Bilingual Education: Immersion, Content-Based Instruction or Something Else?
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v20 n1 p102-114 2017
This article starts with definitions of bilingualism with a focus on the analysis of bilingual competence. Then the aims and types of bilingual education in developing bilingual competence are introduced with focus on analyses of immersion and content-based instruction. Subsequently, the contextual settings of the study are briefly presented. Finally, the study suggests that modifications must be made to integrate some concepts and features of content-based instruction with those of immersion to meet the needs of English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching for non-English majors in China's higher education. The article concludes with the recommendation that a composite EFL teaching approach should be implemented in China's EFL teaching in higher education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Nonmajors, Higher Education, Context Effect, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China