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A Survey of Non-English Majors' English Listening and Speaking Competence

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DOI: 10.23977/trance.2021.030401 | Downloads: 3 | Views: 112

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Shuyao Guo 1

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1 Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070, China

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Shuyao Guo

ABSTRACT

The teaching goal of College English Curriculum Requirements issued by the Ministry of Education is to cultivate college students' comprehensive English application ability, especially listening and speaking ability, so that they can communicate effectively in English in their future study, work and social interaction. Listening and speaking is an important means of communication. With the acceleration of the process of global economic integration, the demand for applied talents of foreign languages is increasing.Non-English major students also need to have a certain degree of English listening and speaking ability, in order to communicate with foreigners, so as to better work and study. However, the current situation of non-English majors' English listening and speaking ability is not optimistic, so the non-English majors' English listening and speaking ability has been the focus of social attention.And the existing research is also insufficient, so this study from the English listening and speaking foundation, English classroom, autonomous learning three aspects to study the non-English major college students' English listening and speaking ability and its promotion measures.In the investigation, it is found that the non-English majors in our university are poor in English listening and speaking. The main reasons are as follows: under the guidance of the examination-oriented English education, the university does not attach importance to English listening and speaking education, so the students have a poor foundation in listening and speaking;College English common course can not make students' English listening and speaking ability to be effectively improved;Students' desire to learn English listening and speaking independently is not strong and the efficiency of autonomous learning is not high.The main countermeasures are to improve English education in basic education, to enhance the quality of college English class, and to teach students effective autonomous learning strategies, to encourage students to enhance their motivation of English listening and speaking learning.

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English listening and speaking ability, college students' English, non-English major

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Shuyao Guo. A Survey of Non-English Majors' English Listening and Speaking Competence. Transactions on Comparative Education (2021) Vol. 3: 1-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/trance.2021.030401.

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