Proceedings of the 2018 3rd International Conference on Education, Sports, Arts and Management Engineering (ICESAME 2018)

The Development of Metaphoric Competence of English Majors in China Based on the Multiliteracies Pedagogy

Authors
Yanqin Cao, Zhaohong Yao
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Yanqin Cao
Available Online July 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesame-18.2018.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
metaphoric competence; multiliteracies pedagogy; English majors in China
Abstract
It is of vital significance to develop English majors’ metaphoric competence in China for their conceptual fluency. Through authentic classroom pedagogical design and analysis in terms of situated practice, overt instruction , critical framing and transformed practice in multiliteracies pedagogy, this study put forward feasible teaching methods and discussed its implications in developing metaphoric competence of English majors’ in China to promote second language teaching in China. It was proved that the study strengthened students’ understanding of cognitive metaphor theory and developed their metaphoric competence, conceptual fluency in English, abilities of critical thinking and academic paper writing. The teaching design has gained popularity among the students in that it not only aroused the students' enthusiasm in active learning, but also facilitated the teacher’s transformation of the linguistic theory into practical knowledge, improved the ability of the teacher's action research and promoted the professional development of the English teacher. Meanwhile, the study also enriched and developed the theory of multiliteracies. Empirical research could be carried out in the future and more flexible and diverse training methods could be developed to enhance the metaphoric competence of students at different levels.
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