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Situational Teaching Method and Its Application in College English Teaching

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DOI: 10.23977/ETIS2020060


Liu Yang

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Liu Yang


In order to give full play to the role of situational teaching method in college English teaching, based on constructivist theory, this article analyzes the applied principles: communicativeness, creativity, hierarchy, openness, and inquiry; summarizes the types of situations: life situation, games situation, physical situation, competition situation, performance situation and music situation; puts forward the application strategies: designing problem situations to stimulate students’ English learning motivation; creating an equal teacher-student relationship and correctly understanding the status and role of teachers and students; designing situations based on teaching content and students’ characteristics; using modern education technology to create situations to mobilize students’ multiple sensory experiences; using textbook content to activate situations to help students understand the differences between Chinese and Western cultures.


Situational teaching method; college English teaching; principles; types; strategies

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