e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 4th International Conference, eLEOT 2018, Shanghai, China, April 5–7, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

The Empirical Study on English Teaching Mode of Higher Vocational Colleges Focused on Professional English Ability Training

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-93719-9_42,
        author={Lei Chen and Jie Yang and Xia Liu and Ze-guang Lu and Fei Lang},
        title={The Empirical Study on English Teaching Mode of Higher Vocational Colleges Focused on Professional English Ability Training},
        proceedings={e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 4th International Conference, eLEOT 2018, Shanghai, China, April 5--7, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Professional English Vocational ability Teaching mode Empirical study},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-93719-9_42}
    }
    
  • Lei Chen
    Jie Yang
    Xia Liu
    Ze-guang Lu
    Fei Lang
    Year: 2018
    The Empirical Study on English Teaching Mode of Higher Vocational Colleges Focused on Professional English Ability Training
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93719-9_42
Lei Chen1,*, Jie Yang2,*, Xia Liu1,*, Ze-guang Lu3,*, Fei Lang4,*
  • 1: Sanya Aviation and Tourism College
  • 2: Hainan Tropical Ocean University
  • 3: National Academy of Guo Ding Institute of Data Sciences
  • 4: Harbin University of Science and Technology
*Contact email: 149454972@qq.com, 349442592@qq.com, paolo_lx@qq.com, zeguanglu@icpcsee.org, langfeihust@163.com

Abstract

Vocational college English teaching shall focus on professional English ability training so as to comprehensively promote students’ language skills, subject accomplishment and innovation ability. It is found through questionnaire made under the guidance of professional English ability contents, survey on the professional English ability of our graduates in different work posts and independent sample T test by software spss 11.0 (The software name originally stood for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, reflecting the original market, although the software is now popular in other fields as well, including the health sciences and marketing. SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. It is also used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations, data miners, and others.). There is no significant differences in professional English ability for gender and profession, while graduates from different majors show significant differences in professional English ability for being class leaders or not, internship experience and industries they work in. Our graduates are not confident enough on their professional English ability, not good at oral expression and they all believe professional English ability directly affect the development of their future career. Therefore, in English teaching of higher vocational colleges based on professional English ability training, we need to bring vocational education theory throughout the whole teaching process and learning content, pay attention to students’ differences, improve teachers’ informatization capacity and teaching effectiveness in class, adopt flexible and multiple assessment methods and create a teaching system where English could well integrate with other fields.