A Stuady on the Application of Flipped Classroom in ESP Teaching: Taking English for Science and Technology as an Example

Yuchen LI

Abstract


English for Specific Purposes (ESP) aims to cultivate students’ ability to use language in a professional field, thus, it has a strong application value. However, due to the abstractness of its vocabulary, complexity and diversity of its sentence structure and the obscurity of its contents, students are intimidated and unable to achieve the intended teaching goals. Based on modern information technology, flipped classroom teaching models provide direction for ESP curriculum reforms such as English for science and technology. ESP courses, based on flipped classrooms, integrate the time inside and outside the classroom through rich teaching design before, during, and after class, thus achieving the goal of improving teaching effects of ESP courses.


Keywords


ESP; Flipped classroom; English for science and technology; Teaching mode design

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11738

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