An Empirical Study on Successful-Intelligence-Based College English Instructional Mode in China
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- Successful Intelligences Theory, SI-based instructional mode, College English teaching,Academic achievements
To establish whether Successful-Intelligence-based instructional mode may arouse students’ interests in college English learning and other positive influences on their English academic achievements, this paper, aiming at the cultivation of students’ analytical, creative, and practical intelligence, highlights the diversified classroom activities in ELT by quantitative and qualitative methods on three pairs of empirical (187 non-English majors) and controlled classes (196 non-English majors) in XATU in SI-based and traditional approaches respectively, which indicates a distinct difference (36.85) of the two sets of the results of post-test CET-4. The results we expected and obtained demonstrated that the SI-based English activities has not merely made lessons more interesting but also stirred post-90s’ college students’ interest, confidence and cooperative consciousness, and achieved students-centered teaching atmosphere. For the limited sample of subjects, much room still leaves for deeper field research and some follow-up studies are necessary for further investigation into this area. Exciting new research has elaborated several crucial findings that provide pedagogical implications for English teaching in Chinese university as well as the evidence that the hypothesis integrating the SI into the college English teaching promotes English learning and increases participants’ confidence so as to enhance their English proficiency and ability to use English in a well-rounded way.
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TY - CONF AU - Huannai Huang AU - Lei Sun PY - 2015/12 DA - 2015/12 TI - An Empirical Study on Successful-Intelligence-Based College English Instructional Mode in China BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 572 EP - 575 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.145 DO - 10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.145 ID - Huang2015/12 ER -