Culture Oriented English Teaching : China Essay

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Culture-oriented English teaching in P.R. China

I. Introduction:
With the world economic and social development and globalization in the 21st century, it is an obvious circumstance which the number of overseas students in different countries has been snowballing. Facing the increasing severe talent market, more and more students in China do choose to have further education in foreign countries mainly in English-speaking countries to meet the standards of their personal internships. Notwithstanding the experience is a pleasant and rewarding as well as difficult and challenging process, a large number of students have met cultural shock problems in their life in English-speaking countries.
Previously, Chinese university English teachers generally emphasized on demonstrating linguistic features in English language teaching, and Chinese students could hardly adapt to foreign cultures, and did come up with many problems mainly cultural problems in their academic career or daily activities. Nevertheless, the importance of developing students'cultural proficiency has been realized recently and some progressions practicable have been made. This is only a good beginning, and what’s more is that culture awareness is more necessary than culture and language themselves. The general trend of culture-oriented English language teaching is analyzed through the English language education history of the last 65 years in P. R. China.

II Language and culture

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