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Failure of Humanities-based Instruction to Achieve Students’ Language Goal in College English Courses

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DOI: 10.23977/langta.2020.030101 | Downloads: 34 | Views: 2030

Author(s)

Fuhua Liu 1

Affiliation(s)

1 School of Foreign Languages, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian, Liaoning 116028, China

Corresponding Author

Fuhua Liu

ABSTRACT

The present paper is a detailed analysis of failure of humanities-based instruction to achieve students’ language goal in college English courses. The essence of content-based instruction and the phenomenon of applying humanities-based instruction to achieve students’ language goal are briefly introduced; the reasons for the failure are analyzed; corresponding remedies are offered.

KEYWORDS

failure, humanities-based instruction, language goal, content-based instruction, theme-based instruction

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Fuhua Liu. Failure of Humanities-based Instruction to Achieve Students’ Language Goal in College English Courses. Journal of Language Testing & Assessment (2020) Vol. 3: 1-4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/langta.2020.030101.

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