The Application of Web-based Autonomous-Cooperative Teaching and Learning Model for non-English Majors

Jing Zhang, Jun Zheng

Abstract


The English teaching guideline­­ of China - “College English Curriculum Requirements” makes it clear that cultivating students’ competence in comprehensive use of English, especially skills in listening and speaking, is the objective of college English teaching. This paper introduces a web-based autonomous-cooperative teaching and learning model in response to this requirement. Through questionnaires and interviews, this study reveals that students have a positive attitude towards web-based English learning model, but display only a medium level of autonomous learning behaviors. The analysis of some preliminary data indicates that the new model is reasonably effective in enhancing colleague English learners’ performance of language but comparatively weak in strengthening their linguistic knowledge.


Keywords


autonomy; cooperation; web-based

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CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES