The Integration of Ideological and Political Elements into English Reading Course

Yanzhi MENG


Against the background of implementing ideological and political education, foreign language teachers should deeply explore the ideological and political elements such as excellent cultures, broad views on the world, positive outlook on life, correct values, and integrate them into language teaching. English reading course is a main platform for English majors to train their basic language skills. It involves not only the training of language skills, but also the guidance of students’ correct learning methods, the improvement of critical thinking ability and the cultivation of their humanistic quality. This study expounds the necessity and feasibility of implementing ideological and political education in English Reading course. Taking the teaching design of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring as an example, this paper discusses the ways to integrate ideological and political elements into the course from the aspects of teaching content, teaching objectives, teaching process, teaching methods and teaching assessment, to achieve the goal of whole person education.


Ideological and political education; English reading course; Silent Spring

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