Chinese Research on EFL Writing Teaching in the Past 5 Years: Based on the Statistics and Analysis of Language Authoritative Journals From 2009 to 2013

Xiping LI


This study is devoted to revealing the research characteristic on EFL writing teaching in the past 5 years by Chinese authors. Result of contrastive analysis and survey of the essays published on 14 kinds of authoritative linguistic journals from year 2009 to 2013 shows: a) the research of Chinese EFL writing teaching develops steadily in spite of low internationalization level and scale. b) From the point of the research content, although the current scope is extensive with all major aspects involved, it is disproportionate in certain topics, perceptual thinking and the micro level accounts for large proportion. c) In terms of the research methods, statistical results show that Chinese researchers apply the three research methods evenly, but the proportion of qualitative method is overweight. d) And the research object is too centralized.


EFL writing teaching; Authoritative journals; Research object; Research method; Research content

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