The Application of Scaffolding Theory Into Oral English Teaching in Middle School

Yuanhua CHEN, Guocai ZHAO


In our country, oral English teaching in middle schools occupies a very important position. However, under the influence of traditional English teaching model, there are many problems in the present oral English teaching process. Therefore, how to improve students’ oral English ability and the teachers’ oral English teaching method effectively has become an important task. As we all know, Scaffolding instruction is one of the more mature methods of teaching that developed from the constructivism teaching mode. So this paper is aimed to combine the scaffolding theory with oral English teaching in teaching middle school students to arouse their interests and improve their abilities of speaking English.


Scaffolding theory; Oral English teaching; Middle school

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