University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (7): 2006083.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202006083

Special Issue: 教学理念和方法改革

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Using Bachman Communicative Language Ability Model to Reconstruct Chemistry Class Instructed in English

Xianglei Kong1,2,*()   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
    2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
  • Received:2020-06-29 Accepted:2020-08-10 Published:2020-08-10
  • Contact: Xianglei Kong


Aiming at common problems of classes instructed in English, we propose a new design method by referencing the Bachman communicative language ability model, based on the author's practice and thinking in recent years. Active communication and feedback in class are the keys to effective teaching. In view of this, we should pay special attention to five elements in English-based class: professional knowledge, language knowledge, strategic ability, language environment and personal characteristics. Therefore, we need to redesign the teaching method and strategies from these five aspects. At the same time, teachers must realize that the two dimensions of professional knowledge and language ability should be mutually supportive. Our practice shows that the new mode can significantly improve the teaching quality and curriculum satisfaction by activating the classroom atmosphere, promoting positive motivation, timely feedback and active learning.

Key words: Class instructed in English, Bachman model, Feedback, Teaching strategy


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