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Analysis of English Teaching Method in Vocational Colleges from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics

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DOI: 10.25236/acaelt.2019.240


Xiaoying Zhang

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Xiaoying Zhang


English Teaching in vocational education is an important part of vocational colleges, which requires teaching student certain grammar knowledge and word information. At the same time, it is more to cultivate students' ability to express their cultural background in different ways through the introduction of English classroom culture. Cognitive linguistics is to enable students to better use the English language through the understanding of English culture. Its purpose is to reveal the operating mode of human psychology through English itself. The introduction of college English classroom culture from the perspective of cognitive linguistics can help students grasp the skills of using English better on the basis of understanding English culture, so as to improve their English application ability. This paper makes an analysis of the Enlightenment of cognitive linguistics theory on English teaching in vocational colleges. Combining with the current English teaching methods and teaching requirements in vocational colleges, this paper makes a deep reflection on the application of cognitive linguistics theory in English teaching in vocational colleges, and applies it to English teaching in vocational colleges in order to effectively improve students' English learning efficiency and teachers' teaching level.


Cognitive Linguistics; Vocational English; Semantic Teaching; Knowledge Divergence