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A Study of College English Reading Class Design Based on Multimodal Theory

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DOI: 10.23977/ELEPS2021010


Xiaoying Zhang

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Xiaoying Zhang


English reading is a psychological activity in which readers use their mind and common ground to understand reading materials. The primary purpose of English reading is to understand texts and master reading methods, which belongs to the category of cognitive psychology. Multimodal modern discourse analysis has become a prominent feature in college English reading teaching. The presentation of language knowledge and the design of language skills practice should follow cognitive rules. With the continuous development of information technology, information transmission is no longer a single text. Multimodal expression forms enrich the input content and semantic expression of classroom language learning and provide new ideas for English reading teaching. Based on the theory of systemic functional linguistics, this paper discusses the construction of multimodal reading ability in college English reading teaching according to the comprehensive theoretical framework of multimodal discourse analysis and the specific examples of college English reading teaching. In addition to improving college students ’ability to read and write English texts, the teaching of language reading should also enable students to understand the ideological structure and writing intention of the article and acquire social and cultural knowledge in English-speaking countries, then guiding students to learn and use English through experience, practice, discussion, cooperation and inquiry.


English reading, Multimodal, Functional linguistics

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