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A Survey on Chinese Elements of English Textbooks in Senior High School
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 259-271
Received: Jun. 22, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 14, 2020; Published: Aug. 4, 2020
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Bin Lu, School of Management, Shinawatra University, Bangkok, Thailand; School of Foreign Languages, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, China
Yirong Wang, School of Foreign Languages, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, China
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In order to help senior middle school students and teachers have a better understanding of Chinese elements in the New Senior English for China (2017) (shortened as NSEFC) textbooks, and help teachers to increase their cultural awareness in English teaching and cultivate students’ cultural competence, this study analyzes the content, presentation forms and types of Chinese elements in NSEFC textbooks and takes survey research of questionnaires for students and teachers in two senior high schools. At the same time, the in-depth interview of qualitative research, 15 experts are interviewed to explore the understanding of Chinese elements, cultural awareness and cultural expectations in teaching and learning of users of textbooks. Finally, according to the discussion, some suggestions for English textbook editors and teachers will be proposed, namely Chinese elements are not systematically presented in English textbook, and lack of well designed for different level test on traditional Chinese culture. This will promote the further improvement revision of English textbook. It can also boost students’ motivation on Chinese elements culture-related content, which is conducive to enhance their cross cultural awareness and the goal of developing students’ cultural competence.
Chinese Elements, Textbook Evaluation, English Textbooks, Survey Research, Cultural Awareness
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Bin Lu, Yirong Wang, A Survey on Chinese Elements of English Textbooks in Senior High School, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 259-271. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200804.22
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