Applying Content-Based Instruction to Extensive Reading Class



This study aims to testify whether CBI can be helpful for the ESL learners in the English classroom. It has been conducted in an ordinary middle school in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia, China. The samples are 111 students from No. 8 Middle School. They are randomly selected from two classes in grade senior 2. The study lasts 18 weeks, during which 18 copies of texts based on the content knowledge of other subjects in the curriculum have been selected and applied as extensive reading materials. For each copy corresponding tasks and activities are designed by the researcher. The conclusions indicate that the teachers involved in the study hold positive attitudes towards the CBI and the participants think this approaches have inspiring effect on their English learning.


Content-based instruction ; English learning; Second language teaching

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