Language Attrition for Chinese Engineering Freshmen in Chinese Context

Yuhuan ZHANG


This paper focuses on the common phenomenon that English attrition has taken place among Chinese engineering freshmen. It displays the reality of Chinese students learning English in Chinese context on the one hand and calls for teachers and students had better recognize the law of English and both make efforts to make learners reach the critical threshold in order to stop attrition on the other hand. Meanwhile, it points out that English language teaching in Chinese context will benefit from the researches on language attrition.


Language attrition; Engineering freshmen; Chinese context

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