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Title: China EFL: Holistic English
Paper URL: http://www.usingenglish.com/esl-in-china/holistic-english-1.pdf
Author: Niu Qiang
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Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Author: Martin Wolff
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Institution: Xinyang Agricultural College
Author: Teng Hai
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Institution: Xinyang Agricultural College
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
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Abstract: Throughout China, English as a foreign language (EFL) is taught in 4 separate and disjointed classes; reading, listening, writing and speaking. There is no link or common subject matter between the classes; they are completely disconnected from each other. The foreign teacher is retained, primarily, to handle the oral class to force speech production by “chatting” with the students. The objective of English learning through this methodology is for the student to pass the National English proficiency examinations. (TEM 4, CET 4 and CET6)/L//L/Holistic English is simply taking one subject matter and using it for reading, listening, writing and voluntary speaking merged into one single conversation English class. It emphasizes comprehensible input through very entertaining movies, in a friendly English speaking environment. (This is not a film class.) It is all about language acquisitioniv rather than language learningv. The Holistic English Program replaces the Oral English learning classroom with a conversation English acquisition experience. It emphasizes comprehensible input rather than forced output.vi Holistic English not only prepares students for the National English proficiency examinations, it also produces graduates who are actually able to communicate effectively in comprehensible oral and written English, something the test oriented English learning paradigm fails to do.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Nova Science Publishers, New York
URL: http://www.usingenglish.com/esl-in-china/holistic-english-1.pdf


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