The Application of Learner Autonomy Theory and Model into ESP Technology-assisted Curriculum Construction

Li Xu


ESP teaching will become the chief English teaching current in the 21st century. According to the scientific principles of ESP teaching, we project group combined English comprehensive abilities development with the basic knowledge grasp of civil engineering in science, reformed the college English teaching in science and engineering university. In teaching model, we adopted the theory and model of learner autonomy to carry on ESP teaching practice, and achieved better teaching consequence. The article firstly reviews relevant theories about ESP and learner autonomy. Secondly, the article focuses on the research contents of ESP curriculum construction and reforming experience in previous period, aiming to illustrate by practical examples the practicability and extensibility of the theory and mode of learner autonomy in ESP teaching. Finally the article sums up the reform effects on students’ college English learning and teachers’ thoughts towards this reformed teaching model.

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International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)

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