Action Research for Promoting Translation Competence of Non-English Majors

Jiaping WU, Dejing PENG


The paper explores how to promote translation competence of non-English majors by the construction of students-centered teaching mode with two rounds of action research carried out. During the process of action research, the author issues questionnaires, interviews with students and organize students to participate in the two exams with a view to collecting valuable data and further adjusting teaching methods based on the analysis of data. Finally, the author compares the scores of pre-test with those of post-test with the aid of SPSS 16 and gives an elaborate description of results. The results gained by two rounds of action research show that the students-centered teaching mode can improve effectively the translation competence of non-English majors.


Translation competence; Students-centered teaching model; Translation teaching of college English

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