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Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2017, 1(1), 21-28
DOI: 10.12691/jll-1-1-5
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Snapshot, Bold Show - Application of Student’s Micro-video in Spoken English Teaching in Chinese Higher Vocational Colleges

Li Xi-ping1,

1School of Foreign Language and International Communication, Guangdong Industry Polytechnic, Guangzhou, China

Pub. Date: March 13, 2018

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Li Xi-ping. Snapshot, Bold Show - Application of Student’s Micro-video in Spoken English Teaching in Chinese Higher Vocational Colleges. Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2017; 1(1):21-28. doi: 10.12691/jll-1-1-5


The importance of spoken English has been intensified by the economic globalization and internet revolution due to the special role of English as a universal language. However, it is a consensus among researchers and teachers that its teaching effect in China is unsatisfied: many learners are in “dump English” state; furthermore, Chinese students are in high anxiety to learn spoken English, they are reluctant or even afraid to speak in public not to mention its quality in aspects such as fluency, accuracy and appropriateness. Therefore, it is a heated discussion among researchers of foreign-language teaching on how to enhance the interest of study and teaching effect through the application of teaching strategy in classroom teaching of EFL, which is responsible for the enhancement of the student’s spoken competence. This study is devoted to explore the teaching design and application of the strategy “snapshot, bold show”. Result of contrastive analysis and survey shows that it can stimulate the learner`s motivation, arouse their learning desire and simultaneously improve their performance in English speaking.

snapshot bold show teaching strategy spoken English teaching

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