Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter on the topic Reform of College English Education. You should write at least 150 words, and base your composition on the outline given below in Chinese::
Reform of College English Education
The defects that exist in the current educational system are open to more criticism. It is known that interest is the best teacher, but a large part of college English teachers underestimate the effect of interest and keep preaching in class. Besides, “language environment” is needed to learn a foreign language and the lack of it in Chinese universities has hindered the student’s English learning.
Some bad habits of the students’ learning habits are also one of the factors of the inadequacy. Chinese students tend to separate vocabulary memorizing, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, therefore their English is also “broken” in this way. In addition, they are generally reluctant to practice speaking. This has greatly contributed to the “dumb English” of Chinese students.
The success of the college English education reform requires efforts of both educators and students. The universities should encourage students to speak English in their daily communications and hold more activities with the purpose of promoting students? speaking of English. Teachers should focus on attracting students with charms and interest of English in their classes. Students should try to be participants of the learning activities rather than passive receptors.