Study on Teachers’ Discourse in College English Class

Xinxin CHEN

Abstract


Teachers’ discourse plays an important role in teachers’ class management and students’ language acquisition. It is not only the source of the target language, but also the means of class organization. Whether the teachers’ discourse can be properly used is directly related to the quality of teaching effect. Based on the audio records of 6 college English teachers and their interviews in teaching and research activities, the author makes a research on the amount of teachers’ discourse, the way of questioning, the language adjustment, the way of feedback as well as a detailed investigation and analysis of the teachers’ use of their native language in order to preliminarily explore the use of college English teachers’ discourse in class.


Keywords


English teachers; Teachers’ discourse in classroom; College English

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11311

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