Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Modern Education and Information Management, ICMEIM 2023, September 8–10, 2023, Wuhan, China

Research Article

A Blended Exploration of College English Teaching Mode Reform Guided with OBE Concept

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-9-2023.2339998,
        author={Xiaohua  Guo and Noor Mala  Ibrahim},
        title={A Blended Exploration of College English Teaching Mode Reform Guided with OBE Concept},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Modern Education and Information Management, ICMEIM 2023, September 8--10, 2023, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICMEIM},
        year={2023},
        month={11},
        keywords={college english teaching mode reform obe concept blended teaching mode},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-9-2023.2339998}
    }
    
  • Xiaohua Guo
    Noor Mala Ibrahim
    Year: 2023
    A Blended Exploration of College English Teaching Mode Reform Guided with OBE Concept
    ICMEIM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-9-2023.2339998
Xiaohua Guo1,*, Noor Mala Ibrahim2
  • 1: Xi’an Fanyi University, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • 2: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
*Contact email: guoxiaohua@graduate.utm.my

Abstract

College English teaching is encountering a major challenge: a mismatch between course teaching and undergraduate program requirements in China. To tackle this issue, lecturers have been exploring different teaching strategies and modes. Guided with Outcome-Based Education (OBE) concept, this study proposes a systematic blended teaching mode to address the aforementioned problem on a basis of Comprehensive College English I and II course teaching in a private university in China. Students are divided into experimental classes and control classes. Throughout the process of teaching reform, a combination of online and offline activities are implemented. Upon completion of one year of reform, a comparative study of the course outcomes between the experimental and control classes will be conducted using SPSS statistical software. The analysis revealed that the OBE-based blended teaching approach improved students’ professional skills and language ability. This study aims to help college English lecturers in China understand and implement a new teaching model that aligns with undergraduate program requirements and improves students’ abilities.