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Teaching English as a Second Language in China/ENSEIGNEMENT DE L'ANGLAIS COMME LA SECONDE LANGUE ETRANGERE EN CHINE

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Abstract:

As an English teacher in China, I've illustrated here some experiences and teaching methods in my teaching practice. This paper intends to help English teachers in China know some special characteristics of Chinese students, such as their purposes of learning, their learning habits and methods, so that teaching English may be more effective and fruitful.

Key words: teaching English, methods, characteristics of Chinese students

Résumé: En tant qu'enseignant d'anglais en Chine, j'ai illustré ici des expériences et méthodes d'enseignement dans ma pratique d'enseignement. L'article présent tente d'aider les enseignants d'anglais de Chine à mieux connaître les caractéristiques spécifiques des étudiants chinois, telles que leurs objectif, habitudes et méthodes d'apprendre, de sorte que l'enseignement de l'anglais puisse être plus efficace et fructueux.

Mots-Clés: enseignement de l'anglais, méthodes, caractéristiques des étudiants chinois

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AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN CHINA, FIRST OF ALL, YOU MUST GET KNOW YOU STUDENTS IN GENERAL. THE FOLLOWING IS A QUESTIONNAIRE ON ENGLISH LEARNING FOR MY STUDENTS.

1. Why do you choose English as your major?

A. for college B. for career C. for personal interest D. not sure

2. Do you like studying English?

A. Yes B. No C. Yes, very much D. don't care

3. Which of the following skills do you want to improve most?

A. listening and speaking B. writing C. reading D. professional knowledge

4. Do you often read English loudly?

A. often B. never C. seldom D. sometimes

5. Do you preview new lessons?

A. Yes B. No C. sometimes D. Yes, most of the time

6. Do you often review what you have learned?

A. Yes B. No C. sometimes D. Yes , most of the time

7. Can you recite the texts you have learned?

A. Yes B. No C. sometimes D. Yes, most of the time

8. Do you read extensively after class?

A. Yes B. It depends C. Not very extensively D. Never read

9. Do you take notes in class?

A. Yes B. No C. Yes, Sometimes D. Yes, most of the time

10. Do you consolidate grammatical knowledge by doing exercises?

A. Yes B. No C. sometimes D. Not sure

11. Do you use reference books such as dictionary and internet to search information?

A. often B. never C. seldom D. don't know how to use

12. Will you pay attention to the English written on the package of products on purpose?

A. Yes B. sometimes C. No

13. How do you memorize English words and phrases?

A. Keep writing them down until you remember them

B. according to the rules C. through the context D. never memorize words

14. Which of the following skills are you good at?

A. listening B. speaking C. reading D. writing

15. Do you make a plan for your English study?

A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. Seldom

16. Do you often listen to various kinds of listening materials (including radio programs) and watch English TV programs and original movies to improve your listening?

A. often B. seldom C. never D. sometimes

17. Do you often read some English newspapers, stories and magazines?

A. often B. seldom C. never D. sometimes

18. Do you communicate with your fellow students and teachers about learning experience?

A. often B. seldom C. never D. sometimes

19. Do you always find out your weak points of English learning by evaluation (...) and try to improve?

A. often B. seldom C. never D. sometimes

20. Are you conscious of your grammatical mistakes and correct them carefully?

A. often B. seldom C. never D. sometimes

21. Will you talk with foreigners in English when meeting them?

A. Yes B. No C. It depends D. Yes, but worried about losing face

22. Different people have different ways of learning. …