International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Is College English Over?
Fang Li, Ph.D.

Abstract
The integration of world economy asks for interdisciplinary talents with good English efficiency. Teachers and scholars have made joint efforts to meet the increasing demand for practical English competence in the talent market. A survey conducted in Wuhan University shows that the College English learners are not pleased with the teaching effect, though they claim they are not dissatisfied with the teachers. In order to explain the factors that affect learners’ satisfaction degree, after studying the connections and differences between high school English and College English teaching materials, teaching methods and learning motivation, the research explored the correlation between learners’ satisfaction level and teaching method, teaching content and the factor of teachers. The statistical analysis reveals that, although most leaners feel discouraged by insufficient information inputs from the textbooks, maladjustment and inadequate motivation, the factors that affect their satisfaction degree are teaching method and teachers. As a result, what should be prioritized in reforming and improving is thefactors of teachers and teaching method, which means that College English is still alive with appropriate reforms in the teaching methods.

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