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  • Foreign Language Teaching
    ZHANG Wenzhong, SUN Youzhong
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 2-7.
    Through investigating the curricula of the first cohort of 167 under-construction first-rate foreign language programs covering 25 majors, this paper looks into the implementation of the regulations and requirements for practicum teaching stated in the National Standards of Teaching Quality for Undergraduate Foreign Language and Literature Majors. The analysis of the teaching design of the programs shows that the designing of practicum teaching modules reflects different understanding of practicum teaching and different requirements both among different language-major programs and within the same language-major programs. Exemplar cases as well as suggestions are provided for implementing practicum teaching and cultivating critical thinking and innovation ability in the construction of first-rate foreign language major programs. The paper concludes with a call for the exploration into designing and implementing labor education in foreign language major programs.
  • Research on College Foreign Language Virtual Teaching & Research Centers
    LIANG Junying, XIANG Mingyou, MIN Shangchao, CHEN Xiangjing, ZHOU Jie
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 2-7.
    This paper focuses on the philosophies and paths of building the College English Courses (CEC) Virtual Teaching & Research Center led by Zhejiang University. Based on the concepts of “fostering virtue through education, integrating research with education, connecting the east with the west, and contributing jointly for shared benefits”, the CEC Virtual Teaching & Research Center commits itself to boosting core competitiveness featuring “innovation in course concepts, optimization in the course system, improvement in teaching and assessment, and enhancement in technological application”, and developing its organization system with “five elements”, namely serving the nation, perfecting the system, integrating research with education, innovating curriculum design, and contributing for shared benefits. The building of the CEC Virtual Teaching & Research Center reflects the efforts to actively explore innovative forms and modes of basic teaching organizations, which conforms to the requirements on College English teaching in the information age and responds to both the growth need of student individuals and the strategic need of national development.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    SU Fang, YANG Luxin
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 8-15.
    This two-term ethnographic case study explored the process and the influencing factors of the academic literacy socialization of five freshmen majoring in foreign languages. It was found that the socialization of academic literacy developed at different stages, and at the practice stage the participants underwent three sub-stages, namely challenge, exploration and harvest. This complex and dynamic socialization process was influenced by the sociocultural environment at the marco level, the contexts of schools and classrooms at the meso level, and the individual factors at the micro level. The study further proposed a model of the academic literacy socialization.
  • Teaching of Translation
    Li Fengqi
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 72-79.
    This study adopts a 5-dimension error scoring system including fidelity, fluency, terminology translation, style and cultural reception to compare the English-Chinese translation qualities between a group of translation learners majoring in English and a Neural Machine Translation (NMT) system. The results show that the NMT's total error score and fidelity error score are significantly lower than the translation learners' mean error score, but its fluency error score is significantly higher than the translation learners' mean score. The differences between human and machine translation in terminology translation, style and cultural reception are not statistically significant. In view of the results, translation instructors should make efforts to alleviate learner anxiety, guide and supervise the proper use of machine translation technology, and reform measures of translation teaching assessment.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    ZHANG Shuang, ZHANG Huiping
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 22-30.
    Adopting a mixed design based on the Latent Growth Curve Modeling and Retrodictive Modeling from a Complexity Theory perspective, this study investigates the macro, meso and micro developmental features of English writing competence in a group of English-major freshmen across one year. It uses lexical complexity, sentence complexity, accuracy and fluency as the variables, and finds that: (1) the students' CAF development is not linear, faster at the beginning and the end than in the middle; (2) the students' English writing competence can be longitudinally classified into three prototypes, namely the continuous stable type, bouncing first and then stable type, and alternate bouncing and stable type; (3) the CAF development of the typical students indicates that the dynamic correlations among the sub-systems are different in three prototypes, and distribution of cognitive resources, initial writing habits, feedback and motivation are the driving forces of different outcomes. The results have implications for teaching of English writing.
  • Construction of National Foreign Language Capacity
    LI Yansong
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 2-7.
    Against the background of new liberal arts, the promotion of the Belt and Road Initiative is in need of more critical aboriginal language talents. This paper explains the connotation of new liberal arts and critical aboriginal language talents, and then probes into the principles of cultivating critical aboriginal language talents. Integrating the practices of Shanghai International Studies University, it further discusses the approaches to critical aboriginal language talents cultivation, hoping to shed light on similar studies.
  • Research on College Foreign Language Virtual Teaching & Research Centers
    WANG Haixiao, WANG Wenyu
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 8-15.
    The Project-based College English Virtual Teaching & Research Center was among the first batch of national experimental virtual teaching & research centers approved by the Ministry of Education. It aims for innovativeness in theoretical research, modes of organization and operation, and focal areas of work, and for excellence in course and teaching materials development, teaching methodology, and pedagogical research. To this end, the center coordinates collaboration in course development, resource construction and faculty development among school-based or virtual teaching & research groups, and encourages the sharing of academic and teaching resources, expertise, and pedagogical research achievements.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    FENG Guifang, CHEN Jin
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 49-56.
    Research on English listening comprehension difficulties of Chinese EFL learners is still in its infancy. The present study explores the inner structure of listening comprehension difficulties based on the language comprehension theory, and investigates the relationship between listening comprehension ability and difficulties. The results show that English listening comprehension difficulties are composed of difficulties at three stages of perception, parsing and utilization. Freshmen majoring in English encounter listening comprehension difficulties in a similar pattern, most frequently at the stage of perception, then utilization, and least frequently parsing; the lower their listening comprehension ability is, the more frequently they may encounter listening comprehension difficulties at three stages. The findings provide some implications for teaching of English listening.
  • Teaching of Translation
    LI Shuangyan, SUN Yepeng, LI Xinchun
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 63-71.
    Technical writing and technical translation have become closely converged in the language service industry with the development of globalization and localization. This study, based on a questionnaire survey of the convergence of technical writing and technical translation in China, finds that technical writing converges with technical translation in different degrees and in different ways, but with unsatisfying effects. It also analyses various opinions from universities and enterprises about technical writing competences, and reveals some cognitive gaps between the two sides. Therefore, with the establishment of “International Language Service” as a new discipline, efforts need to be redoubled to advance the education of technical writers and translators, so as to bring forth more marketable talents to help with the globalization of enterprises, and to strengthen the images and international communication competences of Chinese brands.
  • Experts Forum
    JIN Yan, JIE Wei, WANG Wei
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 24-32.
    An important purpose of language standards is to enhance the clarity of test score interpretation, enrich the meaning of test scores, and promote the rational use of language tests. In preparation for the reform of the College English Test (CET), especially its score interpretation and report, the National College English Testing Committee conducted an alignment study, in which the CET was linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the China's Standards of English Language Ability. This study presents the rationale for the alignment study, and explains the research design and implementation. It then reports the findings and discusses the implications of the alignment study for improving locally developed language standards and language tests. Finally, suggestions on the methodology and implementation are provided for future alignment studies.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    WU Xuefeng
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 31-39.
    Based on China's Standards of English Language Ability (CSE), this study explores an implementation path of assessment for learning (AfL) in college English writing, including two implementation stages of CSE application and assessment practice. At the stage of CSE application, scale descriptors are properly processed to clarify writing ability, design writing tasks, and develop rating scales, so as to ensure rationality and feasibility of AfL implementation. The stage of assessment practice places emphasis on the combination of formative and summative evaluation, encourages students' full participation, and actively adopts new technologies to help teachers and students receive high-quality feedback. The construction of the AfL implementation path is a helpful attempt to give full play to the role of CSE, and provides some implications for more effective English writing assessment.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    LI Lingling, ZENG Tianjiao, JIA Guanjie
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(6): 90-94.
    Based on the CSSCI and SSCI journal papers (2000—2020) in the CNKI and Web of Science databases, this paper reviews empirical studies in Chinese and English literature on trilingual language processing since the new century. The findings of the paper reveal that trilingual participants recruited in Chinese and English empirical studies differ in language acquisition orders, language types, language competence assessment, age brackets and health conditions. Regarding experiment methods, behavioral methods are most frequently used in both Chinese and English empirical studies, and diverse cognitive neuroscience methods are employed in English empirical studies. In terms of research topics, both Chinese and English empirical studies prefer lexical and semantic processing whereas English empirical studies also probe into trilingual cognitive advantage and aphasic language processing. In the end, the paper puts forward some suggestions on how to innovatively promote the research on trilingual language processing.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    WANG Huihua, SHI Weiping
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(6): 38-45.
    Based on an analysis of the advantages and misunderstandings of integrated values education (IVE) in foreign language majors, this paper discusses the practical IVE approaches from three dimensions of the development patterns, curriculum field and participants. As for the development patterns, the specification requirements of IVE for foreign language talents are clarified, and an IVE development chain closely attached to the knowledge and ability chains is built, with the aim of linking the course IVE and major IVE. As for the curriculum field, the curriculum field of foreign language majors should be extended on the basis of IVE ideas, and the key elements in the resource-based field and space-based field should be activated and connected for dynamic interaction. As for the participants, teachers, students, CPC members and administrative personnel should form a joint force to achieve synergy of in-class and out-of-class teaching, and enhance the effectiveness of holistic education.
  • Research on College Foreign Language Virtual Teaching & Research Centers
    ZHAO Wen, LI Guangli
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 16-21.
    This paper introduces the background of virtual teaching & research centers, and sketches foreign language virtual teaching & research center projects approved by the Ministry of Education in 2022. It then gives an overview of the development of the Virtual Teaching & Research Center of College English Curriculum Development. Based on the proposed virtual community of practice model, the paper further illustrates its intended implementation from the aspects of theoretical basis, organizational management and community of practice.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    XU Jie, ZHANG Dianfeng, LI Yanlai
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 16-23.
    Based on the notion of translanguaging and its pedagogical theory, this study analyzed the mechanism of language acquisition and interaction between teachers and students in bilingual teaching, proposed a bilingual teaching mode from the translanguaging perspective, and explained its necessary teaching links and advantages. It illustrated the structure and contents of the translanguaging experience database, and divided the development stages of bilingual teaching according to the construction rules of the database. The bilingual teaching mode may provide some enlightenment for the foreign language teaching interaction practice of teachers and students in China.
  • Research on School-based College English Tests(Guest Editor: CHANG Hui)
    ZHANG Lidong, ZHU Yiqing
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 41-48.
    This study provided an explication of the working mechanism of an AI based automatic scoring engine for Chinese-English translation of SJTU-EPT, and evaluated the validity of automatic scoring using large-scale test data. The results showed that the correlation coefficient between automatic scores and human scores was as high as 0.76, and there was no significant difference between the mean scores generated by the two scoring methods. Human scoring, however, slightly outperformed automatic scoring in grading translations of high and low quality. Discussions were presented on practicality of employing automatic scoring in large-scale tests and current problems associated with the performance of AI based automatic scoring.
  • Research on School-based College English Tests(Guest Editor: CHANG Hui)
    JIA Fan, KONG Yuqi, YI Hong
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 56-62.
    The present study investigated the washback of Shanghai Jiao Tong University English Proficiency Test (SJTU-EPT) on learners. The study collected questionnaires from 263 students majoring in science and engineering, and conducted semi-structured interviews among 6 students and 4 English teachers. The results showed that the students demonstrated positive feedback on SJTU-EPT. There was significant difference in learning methods and learning outcomes before and after the test. However, learning confidence of some students was negatively impacted due to high test difficulty. The study further discussed the reasons behind positive washback to provide enlightenment for future reform and development of school-based tests.
  • Construction of National Foreign Language Capacity
    YANG Dan
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 8-13.
    The Less Commonly Taught Languages Revitalization Initiative in the 101 Project is a major representative project focusing on the innovative development in the three major academic disciplines of “Global Languages, Global Cultures, and Global Governance” at Beijing Foreign Studies University during “the 14th Five-Year Plan” period. This paper discusses the contemporary values, strategic goals, implementation routes and cooperation mechanisms of the project. With the concept of a human language community, the project contributes to the enhancement of China's national language capacity and building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
  • Second Language Research
    WANG Yabing, HUANG Yunting
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(3): 89-96.
    Self-efficacy in the L2 context has been increasingly explored by researchers both at home and abroad. Evidence shows that it could significantly predict academic performance, but its relation with L2 language proficiency has not been conclusive. This meta-analytic study aims to quantitatively synthesize the extant literature on the relation of these two constructs and explore potential moderators. With 57 independent samples included, the study finds that self-efficacy is moderately related with L2 language proficiency (r=0.458). Moderator analysis reveals that genders, majors, and culture significantly moderate the relation of self-efficacy and L2 language proficiency.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    LAN Liangping, HUANG Weijia
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 30-38.
    Interactional structures reflect participants' underlying cognitive structures, and productive interactional structures in the classroom can help students engage in deeper cognitive processes. The perspective of conversation analysis has great strength in exploring micro interactional structures, while the perspective of language socialization excels at tracking speech events over time and unravels relationships among language, thoughts, and culture. Integrating these two perspectives, this paper proposes a theoretical framework for investigating structural patterns of classroom interaction in both hierarchical and linear dimensions. It then reviews, relates, and evaluates prior studies on classroom interaction before summarizing their gaps to point out future research directions.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(5): 2-9.
    The English curriculum for junior vocational colleges aims at developing students' four core competencies, i.e. competency in international communication in vocational settings, competency in multicultural exchange, competency in advanced thinking and competency in higher-level learning autonomy. The four core competencies are related to, support and differ from each other, jointly forming specific objectives for accomplishing the fundamental task of fostering students' virtue through vocational education. This paper first introduces the basic principles for proposing the four core competencies in the Junior College English Curriculum Standards for Vocational Education (2021 Edition). It then explains in detail the reasons for setting up each core competency and the relationship among them. Finally, the paper elaborates the objectives of each core competency in terms of three elements, i.e. correct value-orientations, indispensable character traits and key abilities.
  • Construction of National Foreign Language Capacity
    ZENG Yanyu
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 14-21.
    With the further implementation of the “community with a shared future for mankind” concept and the Belt and Road Initiative, it is urgent to cultivate excellent talents with intercultural communication skills. Comparative literature and intercultural studies (CLIS) has therefore been included as one of the major fields in the foreign language and literature discipline for English major students in Chinese universities. Based on a review on the evolution process of “comparative literature and world literature” in the Chinese language and literature discipline to CLIS in the foreign language and literature discipline, this paper discusses the importance of cultivating CLIS talents against the background of following the Teaching Guide for Undergraduate English Major. It then defines the objective of cultivating CLIS talents, and proposes a reference framework and some suggestions for designing courses to materialize the cultivation of CLIS talents.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    LI Lingli1, HUANG Fuquan2
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 22-29.
    This article constructs a holistic model of curriculum design for cultivating the compound type foreign language talents by drawing on the research findings of the CLIL (content and language integrated learning) curriculum design and the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind. The model consists of four elements and five steps based on the notion of intercultural understanding, knowledge creation and centering on learning. The four elements include interculture, foreign language, non-language subjects, and thinking. The five steps are establishing trans-disciplinary concepts, stating three-dimension six-aspect learning goals, developing comprehensible materials, designing integrated learning methods, and adopting holistic assessment. Accordingly, in cultivating the compound type foreign language talents, cross-curriculum themes learning should be organized based on trans-disciplinary concepts, polylogues should be carried out to highlight interculture, scaffolding should be provided for students in line with their competence, and “assessment for learning” should be combined with “assessment as learning” to promote learning.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    YU Jing, Shaofeng LI
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(6): 72-79.
    This study uses a questionnaire survey to investigate 443 Chinese postgraduate and undergraduate students' L2 motivational selves in the overseas ESL schooling context in New Zealand. By confirmatory factor analysis, it reveals that the dreaded L2 self is an independent self, not necessarily the negative side of the ideal L2 self in the same domain. Thus, the L2 motivational self system (L2MSS) framework would do well to extend its scope to allow for dreaded L2 self as a separate entity. The study contributes to the literature on L2 motivational possible selves through the inclusion of Markus and Nurius's (1986) “dreaded self” alongside Dörnyei's (2005) L2MSS.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    ZHANG Ya, JIANG Zhanhao
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 40-48.
    Playing an important role in learners' L2 writing development, engagement with feedback is jointly affected by individual factors and environmental factors. The application of automated writing evaluation (AWE) system has furnished L2 writing pedagogic practice with a new environment of integrated feedback. This study examines the impact of the integrated feedback environment on learner engagement and L2 writing performance. The findings reveal that: (1) integrated feedback significantly outshines teacher feedback in improving learner engagement and consequently L2 writing performance; (2) in the integrated feedback environment, cognitive engagement has the greatest impact on learners' L2 writing performance, followed by behavioral engagement and affective engagement, and regarding cognitive engagement, the use of metacognitive strategies significantly contributes to a valid prediction of learners' writing performance.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    DENG Weijia, XU Yifeng, JIANG Zhibin
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 57-63.
    This paper explains the definition and education objectives of strategic top-notch foreign language talents. By drawing on Ausubel's three-dimensional achievement motivation theory and taking Honors College of Shanghai International Studies University as a case, the paper proposes three cultivation mechanisms of multi-college education, multi-link honor education and multi-level incentives. It further details on curriculum system construction, academic training and practice, values-led education, liberal arts education, national conditions and internationalization education, the evaluation system and the rotating flow system, which serve as the main cultivation paths of top-notch foreign language talents.
  • Language Acquisition Research
    WEI Xiaobao, WU Lili, CHEN Xun
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(6): 80-89.
    The present study, through a questionnaire survey among 929 Chinese non-English major freshmen, examined the influences of emotional intelligence upon L2 willingness to communicate (L2 WTC), and the mediating roles of language mindsets and enjoyment in between. It was found that emotional intelligence could not only predict L2 WTC positively, but also exert an indirect influence upon L2 WTC through a multiple mediation via language mindsets and enjoyment, which gives support to the chain hypothesis, i.e. “emotional intelligence→learners' beliefs→academic emotions→motivated behavior”. The results suggest that the more capable L2 learners are of managing emotions and handling interpersonal relationships, the more willing they would be to communicate in an L2; furthermore, higher emotional intelligence could stimulate learners to view language learning more positively, and invoke more positive emotions in the process of learning, thus motivating them to engage in L2 communication more actively.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    CAI Yan, LIN Zhang
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(3): 45-52.
    Foreign language teaching is faced with the requirements of “content upgrading” and “mode innovation” in the context of the new liberal arts construction. Based on the tenets of strengthening value orientation and enhancing academic connotation, this study constructs a smart learning community for foreign language majors by combining smart classrooms, cloud platform modules and other digital technologies, in order to enrich carrier forms and innovate teaching methodology. In the teaching practice, the smart learning community adopts systematically a three-in-one teaching mode of “knowledge impartingability trainingvalue shaping” through four stages, which helps learners clarify value orientation, polish professional skills, and improve autonomous learning ability and academic ability.
  • Second Language Research
    ZENG Tao, CHEN Wen, GAO Yarong
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 48-55.
    This study investigated ESL learners' eye movement patterns in English speed reading based on the cognitive load theory. Two experiments were conducted: Experiment 1 increased the cognitive load through increasing the length of reading materials, and Experiment 2 increased the cognitive load through reducing the reading time. The results showed that the learners with higher reading proficiency level had higher reading accuracy, shorter reaction time, shorter average fixation duration, larger average saccade amplitude, fewer fixation counts and fewer regression counts compared with the lower proficiency level learners. When the cognitive load increased, the learners with higher reading proficiency level adopted flexible reading strategies to improve reading efficiency, while the lower proficiency level learners failed to employ effective reading strategies. Therefore, teachers can develop teaching strategies that focus on improving learners' reading cognitive ability, supplemented by strengthening eye movement flexibility in English speed reading.
  • Research on School-based College English Tests(Guest Editor: CHANG Hui)
    ZHAO Yong, LU Yuanwen, CHANG Hui
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 49-55.
    Based on the wordlist of COCA, and with reference to the other two wordlists of BNC and JDEST, a 10 000 wordlist has been worked out to meet the needs of English learning, teaching and testing at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). This paper introduces the background and purpose of the SJTU-EPT wordlist, analyzes the deficiencies of the wordlists attached to college English teaching syllabi, presents the basis and methods of developing the SJTU-EPT wordlist, and explains in detail the steps and process. The paper also discusses the profound impact of the SJTU-EPT wordlist on national college English teaching and school-based tests.
  • Construction of the Foreign Language and Literature Discipline
    JIANG Hongxin, PENG Tianxiao
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(3): 2-5.
    The world today is going through major changes unseen in a century. Amid the new trend, how to boost a steady and sustained development of the foreign language discipline has become a new task for the academia of foreign languages. This paper explains the dialectical relationship between “going steady” and “going far”, analyses the challenges and opportunities faced by the foreign language discipline, and discusses the ways to enhance the high-quality development of the foreign language discipline.
  • Teaching of Translation
    ZHANG Xi, WANG Jianhua
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 88-96.
    From the perspective of learning engagement, and with 714 translation major undergraduate interpreters as the subjects, this study drew on the “I-E-O” theoretical model proposed by Astin, applied structural equation modeling to the questionnaire data, and constructed a path model of the interpreting process with “Input-Environment-Outcome” variables to explore the influence mechanism of learning engagement on interpreting competence. It was found that: (1) the environment variables including classroom environment, institutional support, interpersonal interaction and learning engagement had significant positive effects on interpreting competence; (2) learning engagement had the strongest effect, followed by institutional support; (3) learning engagement mediated the relationship between other variables and interpreting competence; (4) classroom environment, institutional support and interpersonal interaction were significantly correlated. It is thus crucial to optimize students' learning engagement for interpreting competence development by increasing environmental support and promoting effective classroom interaction.
  • Teaching of Translation
    DENG Juntao, XU Mianjun, ZHAO Tianyuan
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(4): 80-87.
    Teacher training is an effective way to improve interpreting teachers' professional development and teaching quality. This paper reviews the major contents of EMCI (European Masters in Conference Interpreting) Training of Trainers Workshops (2012-2022) from the aspects of course progression, instructional organization, self-study, resource development, technological application, and teaching assessment. It crystalizes five characteristics of the workshops, namely diversified perspectives in topic selection, collaborative participation, interactive organization, systematic seminar content, and professional orientation. The paper further provides implications of the workshops for interpreting teacher education and interpreting teaching in China in terms of training themes, technological literacy, research competence, teaching feedback, processing of speech materials, and coordination of professional and pedagogical factors.
  • Integrating Moral Education into College Foreign Language Teaching (Guest Editor: HE Lianzhen)
    ZHAO Wen, LIU Jianda
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(3): 12-19.
    This paper centers on the development of the “Key Content Foci” section of the Guidelines for Integrating Moral Education into College Foreign Language Teaching. It details the questionnaire survey and the discrepancy needs analysis based on the key content foci of moral education through courses, and explains the five aspects of the key content foci. From the perspective of curriculum theories, it further illustrates the relationship between the Guidelines for Integrating Moral Education into College Foreign Language Teaching and the College English Teaching Guidelines, with the purpose that the two guidelines can provide better guidance to college foreign language teaching in the New Era.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    HOU Lijuan1, JIANG Guiying2, ZHAO Shijun1, DU Qingqing1
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 39-47.
    This paper, based on the Biblioshiny package, presents a visualized analysis of the corrective feedback studies in the core database of Web of Science from 2000 to 2021, draws the knowledge maps of intellectual structures and conceptual structures in terms of key words and document citations, and outlines the research routes and core topics of corrective feedback. It is found that the hot topics of the corrective feedback research include written corrective feedback, recast, second language writing, computer-mediated feedback, teacher feedback and so on. Within the increasingly interdisciplinary and diversified theoretical frameworks, the corrective feedback research will put more effort into clarifying the definitions of related concepts, focus on factors affecting feedback effects, optimize experimental designs, and adopt more methods to explore various hot topics. The paper finally puts forward feasible suggestions for the development of the corrective feedback research in China.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    FU Ping
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(6): 46-53.
    This study reviews the theories and literature on classroom thinking culture, and explores the development of classroom thinking culture in higher education from the perspective of pedagogy. Based on foreign language teaching reform and practice, the study puts forward four principles for developing classroom thinking culture in terms of educational goals, teaching environment, teaching content and teaching methods. It proposes five developing strategies, namely specializing classroom thinking objectives, designing teaching activities, adopting question-driven approaches, making two-way reflections and visualizing thinking skills, so as to help students improve critical thinking skills in the classroom thinking culture.
  • Foreign Language Teaching
    WANG Chenxin, LIU Yuanyuan, JIN Hui, ZHU Ye
    Foreign Language World. 2021, 0(6): 54-62.
    Based on the Investment Model and language ecology perspective, this study uses the methods of content analysis, discourse analysis, questionnaires and interviews to investigate the language ideologies of society, universities and learners, the interaction among them, and their influence on learners' multilingual learning planning. It is found that there is a coexistence of priority for English and multilingual development in language ideologies at the society and university layers, and both language ideologies have different influences on multilingual learners. Although learners are influenced by language ideologies at different layers, they take their own initiative to do demand-driven individual learning planning. The results can provide implications for planning of foreign language education in China.
  • Research on School-based College English Tests(Guest Editor: CHANG Hui)
    ZHU Zhengcai, LI Junmin, HUANG Shao
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 33-40.
    This paper first addresses issues concerning the curriculum orientation of college English, the nature and goal of school-based English tests. Based on Shanghai Jiao Tong University English Proficiency Test, it discusses the theoretical framework of score interpretation from three aspects: norm reference, standard reference and inter-test comparability. The framework mainly includes the interpretation and diagnostic value of raw scores, the reporting method of norm scores, the grade conversion of report scores, the can-do description, the score linking method of two exam papers of different difficulty in the same test (intermediate, intermediate and advanced), and the equating method of cross-test scores. Finally, the paper provides some suggestions on the use of scores, especially on the possible misuses of scores.
  • Teaching of Translation
    WANG Shaoshuang, ZOU Deyan
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(2): 72-79.
    As an essential part of the translation technology course, learning assessment examines and promotes students' learning of translation technology. Based on the guiding principles of the Teaching Guide for University Undergraduate Translation Major and the constructivist learning theory, this paper interprets the concept of translation technology learning assessment, analyzes the learning assessment dilemma of the translation technology course, and attempts to construct an innovative learning assessment model of translation technology in the new media environment by using WeChat Official Account as a platform to publish students' learning outcomes. In doing so, students are expected to shift from homework-oriented thinking to publication-oriented thinking and from passive learning to active learning, improving their sense of fulfillment and achievement in translation technology learning. The model aims not only to improve students' translation technology literacy, but also to cultivate such qualities of students as media & information literacy, problem solving competence, and content production competence in the new media environment.
  • Second Language Research
    WEI Xiaolong
    Foreign Language World. 2022, 0(1): 56-63.
    Taking 60 Chinese science and engineering major postgraduates as the subjects, and adopting the methods of independent-samples t test, Pearson's correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis, the current study investigated the changes of English morphological awareness (MA) after morpheme training, the relationship between different levels of MA and listening comprehension ability, and the relationship between different types of MA and listening comprehension ability. It had several major findings. First, MA training significantly improved English learners' MA. Second, MA was significantly positively correlated with listening comprehension ability. Third, compound MA exerted the most salient predictive influence on listening comprehension ability, followed by inflectional MA and derivational MA. Implications of the findings concerning MA training were discussed in the end.