A Study on Experiential Translation Teaching under Multimedia Network Environment

Xiaowei Guan, Dongmei Wang, Rui Zhang
2012 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Experiential foreign languages teaching, which evolves out of the urgent need to reform the traditional language teaching models, is a new mode in foreign language teaching and learning in China. This paper introduces the theory of experiential foreign languages teaching, analyze its necessity, and proposes the its principles and approaches under multimedia network environment. Learners become self-motivated and obtain language communicative competence as a result of experiential "engagement,
more » ... tial "engagement, enjoyment and enhancement" in both a learner-oriented humanistic environment and a language learning ecological environment. Experiential translation teaching focuses on situational language teaching, interactive language leaning and application, teaching, engagement in teaching and independent learning, aiming at improving students' abilities of cognition, language and communication. Index Terms-experiential translation teaching, experiential foreign languages teaching, multimedia network In 2004, the Ministry of Education of China promulgated the "College English Curriculum Requirements (For Trial Implementation)" (2004) which marks the beginning of a new round of college English teaching reform. One of the most important parts of this reform is to vigorously promote the application of information technology in college English reform, seeking to use the new teaching model nationwide. "College English Curriculum Requirements" (2007) specified that the goal of college English teaching is to develop students' English language proficiency, so that they can communicate effectively in English in their future study, work and social interaction. English Teachers should apply a large number of advanced information technology into college English curriculum design, and develop and construct a variety of computer and network-based courses. Colleges and universities should improve the traditional teachercentered teaching pattern, and put forward new tasks for teaching content and methods, which will make English teaching develop towards personalized, self-learning direction. Experiential teaching method is a new teaching model based on this philosophy for the purpose of promoting students' initiative development.
doi:10.4304/tpls.2.9.1835-1840 fatcat:6k7yofqr3jd67ep3tue377dj4a