The Construction of Curriculum System on Discipline-Based Instruction: The Case Study of Xi’an Shiyou University, China

shen YUAN, Yanying YU, Li GE


With the faster pace of petroleum internationalization, universities preponderant in petroleum science and technology should establish their characteristic mode oriented to the internationalization of Chinese petroleum industry in the cultivation of talents in foreign language major. The new notion of a discipline-based English for Petroleum Purpose (EPP) /Russian for Petroleum Porpose (RPP) curriculum construction is presented according to the new idea of Discipline-Based Instruction (DBI). Acording to the EPP/RPP undergraduate cultivation scheme of Xi’an Shiyou University, the EPP/RPP curriculum system based on Petroleum & Gas Engineering principle is described. .DBI furnishes the basis for the EPP/RPP curriculum system. The principles of the curriculum system, the reform of the contents and methods as well as the characteristics of the curriculum system are discussed with the cultivation of the students’ pragmatical abilities in foreign


Discipline-Based Instruction; EPP/RPP, Curriculum System; Cultivation Scheme; Module; Mutual Evaluation

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