American Journal of Educational Science
Articles Information
American Journal of Educational Science, Vol.5, No.1, Mar. 2019, Pub. Date: May 16, 2019
Tell Stories of Taishan Culture - An Empirical Study of Content-Based Instructions
Pages: 7-10 Views: 128 Downloads: 61
Authors
[01] Tian Fen, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Taishan University, Tai'an, China.
Abstract
Content-based Instructions (shortened as CBI) is an effective way of teaching and learning a foreign or second language especially in non-English spoken or bilingual English environments. We made tentative applications of CBI to our Chinese Culture subject in English language class and make certain progress since 2012. However from the former studies we found that it should be paid more attention in further studies about the balance between culture and language. What is more, less attention should be paid to culture in general, whereas, more attention in specific. So this paper is about a new objective: To apply Taishan culture into the CBI construction so as to improve students' Taishan culture understanding and expression abilities and English language abilities. Our method is applying Six-T approach, and the result has strong points and weak points, with the former highlighted. The conclusion is that it is quite helpful to apply CBI into teaching of one's own specific culture, and improve language skills accordingly.
Keywords
Taishan Culture, CBI, Language
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