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On the "Chinese Culture Aphasia" of English Majors

Author ChengShiJuan
Tutor ZuoQin
School Northwest University of Science and Technology
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Chinese culture aphasia Intercultural Communication Competence Teaching of English as an international lingua franca Chinese Culture
CLC H319
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Integrated into the culture of teaching foreign language learners to foster intercultural communicative competence in foreign language teaching, it has become the consensus of many foreign language educators. However, the practice of foreign language teaching in China, especially in English language teaching and culture teaching is one-sided positioning is teaching the culture of the target language, and culture - Chinese culture for the as a Communicative main party, basically in neglected state. With the cross-cultural activities have become more frequent, the disadvantages of this practice are becoming increasingly prominent Congcong (2000) Professor of Chinese culture aphasia \\A series of article emphasized the cultural importance of the mother tongue and the investigation for the \By combing the literature, I found that these surveys are intended to reflect the ability of learners to the target language expression of the Chinese culture, so little attention to the learners grasp the situation of the Chinese cultural knowledge. At the same time, the object of study is more than non-English majors, study for English majors is far from enough. Relatively non-English majors, English majors invested more time and energy in learning English and in intercultural communicative activities, they are placed higher expectations. In this case, the study of English Majors \In this study, NWAFU 150 English professional students as research object, by testing its traditional Chinese culture to grasp the situation and English expression of Chinese culture, ability, explore \suggest feasibility. Through quantitative and qualitative analysis of the test results show: (1) English Majors familiar with the extent of China's traditional culture is generally low, showed a significant difference in the grade and high grade weaker than the lower grades; (2) English Majors The ability to use English to express Chinese culture is generally low, showing significant grade differences, but high grade strong in the lower grades. The diminishing cultural knowledge, incremental level of English language, this limited English Majors largely unequal expression of Chinese culture and ability to play with the English, and that there has been the so-called \The display on the status quo of China's English teaching Chinese culture in English teaching marginalized, mainly in the provisions of the syllabus of culture teaching is not specific enough, and the lack of Chinese culture courses in the curriculum, textbooks neglect of Chinese cultural knowledge. In view of these shortcomings, the author proposed should develop cultural syllabus, optimize curriculum and adaptation of teaching materials aspects to improve the current English teaching, in order to meet the needs of the development of the individual, and to meet the social needs of English professionals.

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