An Action Study on Morning Reading Activity on Campus Among College English Learners

Wenjie FENG, Qingsheng LU


Having gone through fierce competition and standardized university entrance exam, most of the undergraduates are conversant at English reading and listening, but by and large weak at speaking and writing. At present, there is still considerable room for improvement in English speaking training in the university of China. For instance, students in mounting numbers become nonchalant about improving their speaking on account of the fear of making mistakes, the pronunciation mistakes “fossilization”, the lack of intrinsic motivation and confidence in expression, the scarcity of professional oral English trainees and all-in English environment for students to immerge themselves in. However, as is universally acknowledged, speaking skill should be given more priority in an era of globalization and intercultural communication which is gaining paces. Thus, teachers should try their utmost to prepare students better for their future study and provide them with more opportunities to see and explore the world with no obstacles in language.
As the online study goes viral and the vibrant and fast upgradation and innovation of learning method speed up, the factors contributing to student’s learning motivation have subjected to great change. Thus, it is necessary to analyze and delve into the current research condition and future possibilities. Besides, in general, the study on the English learning motivation of undergraduates in China still stays at superficial level and its major contents and principles are applied and fabricated, leading to the lack of features of the time and creativity. This paper is going to put emphasis on and analyze “Morning Reading Activity” on campus, focusing on improving speaking ability of university students based on the past learning and teaching experience and researches. This article is designed to expound on English speaking learning and training in details by the following two questions: (1) How to apply affective filter hypothesis put forward by Steven Krashen in speaking activity? (2) How to exercise motivation principle in the activity?


Affective filter hypothesis; Motivation principle; Morning reading activity

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