International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Application of Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Undergraduate Cultivating Model for Tourism English Major in China: A Case study of Guilin Tourism University
Lu Lichun

The theories of systemic-functional linguistics (SFL) can be applied to the undergraduate cultivating model for tourism English major, including cultivating target, curriculum setting, and foreign language teaching, thus manifesting its important value in applicability and applicability. First of all, SFL has been applied to cultivating the undergraduates of tourism English major with its scientificity, objectivity and practicality. In other words, SFL has guiding significance for the undergraduate cultivating target and curriculum setting for tourism English major under the background of the Teaching Guide for Undergraduate English Major. Secondly, text teaching, which integrates the core theories of SFL, can help to cultivate learners’ language communicative ability, i.e. the ability in text comprehension and expression. Finally, analyzing the application of SFL theory in the undergraduate cultivating model in terms of cultivating target and curriculum setting combined with the English teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation is not only helpful to establish a tourism English undergraduate cultivating model suitable for Guilin Tourism University, but also enlightening for English teachers to select and compile textbooks, set teaching objectives, design and make teaching courseware, improve their teaching skills, and so on.

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