Teaching Chinese College English Reading with Taskbased Approach

This paper critically evaluates the problem in the traditional approach of teaching English in Chinese colleges. An intervention would be proposed at the end of the paper to solve the problem. Moreover, the impacts of the intervention in making English competence high within Chinese colleges shall also be mentioned in the paper.

English is a second language for Chinese students but due to its wider use in the global world, Chinese students have to learn the English language (Guo 1994). China is itself reforming and opening its borders for international markets and institutions to invest and interact with Chinese culture and mainstream markets (Nunan and Carter 2001). Students aiming to pursue careers in the field of business, medicine, construction, social work, IT, textile, education, etc. must increase awareness and fluency in the English language.

The biggest problem behind the lack of competence with English in Chinese colleges as per my experience is the lack of teaching method that helps students in writing, reading and speaking skills at the same time (Moore and Yujie 2006). The effective output of an approach could be expected when the right methodology is being employed. The need of a modern approach for teaching English to Chinese students is being observed because traditional approaches have not been able to yield effective output. Traditional method of teaching English in Chinese college had been implemented without any research work done on the criteria of Chinese students (Wong 1998). The contemporary English teaching approach that is being applied in various schools and colleges is influenced by other states (Hui 2002). According to the Chinese traditions, new cultures can be learned and must be learned so that the versatility could be achieved. Chinese English teachers believe that it is important to make use of English languages because it is the need of the hour and it could be very useful for Chinese students to acquire&nbsp.higher education in other states or becoming professionals to meet international standards.&nbsp.