Route to Develop International Academic Communication-Oriented Willingness to Communicate in English for Graduates

Zhen LI


The ultimate goal for language instruction is to develop learners’ willingness to communicate. Globalized economy needs internationalized talents. The upgrade of graduates’ WTC contributes to language learning and international communication level reflects talents cultivation quality. Graduate education bears the task of boosting innovation and creation and serves as a cornerstone of China’s development and social progress. English for graduates is a inseparable part of graduate courses and shoulders the responsibility of fostering virtue through education. To improve graduates’ English WTC in class is key to develop international academic communication competence. To stimulate students’ willingness to communicate in class is top priority for teachers to improve education quality. Graduates can be divided into groups with similar discipline in speaking tasks. Teachers should create a conversation-friendly atmosphere in class and integrate course contents to develop graduates’ WTC in English.


Willingness to communicate; Communication competence; Language instructio

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