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Current Situation and Policies of English Education Reform in China's Colleges and Universities

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DOI: 10.25236/ietrc.2020.040


Hongyan Meng

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Hongyan Meng


Since the reform and opening up, with the efforts of the majority of English educators, our English major has trained a large number of excellent English teachers and diplomats and translators urgently needed by the society. In order to meet the needs of the society, the Steering Committee for English Majors in Colleges and Universities has set the training goals for English majors in Chinese colleges and universities in the 21st century. Comprehensive English talents with a language foundation and extensive cultural knowledge can be proficient in English for translation, teaching, management and research in foreign affairs, education, economics, trade, culture, science and technology and the military sector. Language skills translate into language skills plus expertise. This article analyzes the current situation of English major teaching, finds out the crux of the problem, and proposes improvement measures based on it. Based on the existing research on the relevant English major teaching models, this paper uses literature research, questionnaire surveys, classroom observations, and semi-structured interviews to investigate the current status of English major teaching in Shanxi University in order to understand The problems existing in the school's English teaching model are discussed. The causes of the main problems in the teaching process are analyzed and analyzed. This article points out that students' learning interest in public English teaching in universities is not high and their learning attitudes are not correct. Teachers' traditional teaching methods are single, and school English textbooks are single, which further illustrates the feasibility and necessity of deepening the teaching reform of English majors in colleges and universities.


English teaching, English major, Current situation of reform, Countermeasures for improvement