Necessity of Applying Cohesive Devices in College Listening EFL Teaching

Chunxia FU


Cohesion Theory of Halliday and Hasan is widely applied in different subjects of EFL teaching, particularly in reading comprehension, writing and translation practice. However, It is not very often applied in college listening to EFL teaching. As grammar and vocabulary have often been laid great importance in listening comprehension, Cohesion Theory which involves grammatical cohesion and lexical cohesion can also be applied in college listening to EFL teaching with great efficiency. Listening materials can be understood much better by applying the cohesive devices. Therefore, it is necessary to apply cohesive devices in college listening to EFL teaching. Its necessity is supported by the current situation of college English EFL listening teaching and the questionnaire results, with the expectation that both the teachers and students will benefit a lot from this application. On the one hand, the teachers will improve the teaching efficiency of listening classes. On the other hand, the students’ listening abilities will be improved with the cohesive devices.


Cohesive device; College English; EFL teaching; Listening

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