Constructivism-Application in Oral English Teaching to Non-English Majors


  • Li Jin JIN Li, Associate Professor of English, College English Department, Shandong University, China


Abstract: Constructivism holds that the primary responsibility of the teacher is to create and maintain a collaborative problem-solving environment where students are allowed to construct their own knowledge, and the teacher acts as a facilitator and guide. The author briefly describes constructivist theory and its implications for oral English teaching and learning, states the current situation of oral English teaching for non-English majors in China, lists the main problems the students and the teachers face, and suggests some solutions to the problems. Finally, the author introduces her practice in oral English teaching and concludes both the students and the teacher benefit from the application of Constructivism in oral English teaching to Non-English majors.