Teaching Spoken English in Classroom Under Cultural Context in China

Lei WANG

Abstract


During the process of globalization, English plays an indispensable role in the communication of people. As for Chinese college students, how to improve their spoken English proficiency is a troublesome problem. This paper analyzes several reasons why students’ speaking competence is hard to improve and reviews various spoken English teaching methods in the development of foreign language teaching process and proposes that teaching spoken English in classroom under cultural context is an effective method to promote spoken English proficiency of non-English majors. Foster cultural awareness is the essential part. Some practical classroom teaching procedures are presented, together with some puzzles. Without doubt, intercultural exchanges become more and more frequent. Comprehension of the culturally-loaded words plays an important role in avoiding communicative failures and improving intercultural communication.


Keywords


Spoken English proficiency; Cultural awareness; Cultural context; Classroom teaching

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