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Mind-Map-Based POA Enabling Phase Design of an Advanced English Unit
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages: 188-193
Received: Jun. 17, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 12, 2019; Published: Aug. 7, 2019
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Yin Zhuhui, School of Foreign Studies, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, Beijing, China
Ouyang Yating, School of Foreign Studies, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, Beijing, China
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This paper presents the teaching practice of an Advanced English course for English majors within the framework of POA (Production-Oriented Approach), focusing on the various activities in the enabling stage involving mind mapping. The POA teaching procedure, as a holistic loop involving teaching, learning and evaluation, consists of “motivating, enabling, and assessment” phases. In the enabling stage of this study, mind-mapping is used as a supporting device to help students get the structure for their “production” task. For instance, keywords can be written on the mind map branches as a reminder for an oral task, and complete sentences can be produced on the basis of the key words in the mind map. Then with plenty of enabling activities, students get the language and ideas for their tasks. Eventually the structure, the language and the ideas together assist students with their “productions”. Preliminary evaluation of the research design received positive feedback, evidence primarily in the form of task samples and learner interviews on the pros and cons of this particular teaching methodology. The meaning of this research rests with its attempt to contextualize a new theoretical framework, a classroom practice guided in a principled way, which, in turn, might generate a variety of insights and interpretations from various aspects.
POA, Enabling, Mind Mapping, Advanced English
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Yin Zhuhui, Ouyang Yating, Mind-Map-Based POA Enabling Phase Design of an Advanced English Unit, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 7, No. 5, 2019, pp. 188-193. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20190705.12
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