An Investigation into the Contemporary Design, Subject Assessment and Technical Support in Teaching the University Oral Interpretation Course for English Majors in China

Authors: Fang, Yong1, Wang, Yong2, Wang, You3, Liu, Ying4 and Solomon, Angela5

Affiliation: 1Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages and Research Centre for Languages and Literature, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China, 430056; 2Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Jianghan University; 3Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages, Jianghan University; 4Post-doc Researcher, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2PH;Lecturer, 5Wuhan New Oriental School, Wuhan, China, 430070.

Abstract: Our investigation reveals that immediate measures should be taken to reform the Oral Interpretation course teaching for the English majors in China. Existing problems are found in many aspects of the course teaching. As one of our reports on these problems, this paper primarily focuses on the design, the subject assessment and the technical support of the course. The conclusion of this paper also recommends what we critically need for reform in these areas.

Key words: China��s higher education, English Oral Interpretation course, course design, subject assessment, technical support

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