ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 17, 2020
Study on English Learning Motivations Based on the Grey Relation Analysis
Tian Dong, Ya-Ting Tao
Page no 244-250
Based on the Grey Relation Analysis (GRA), this study establishes an evaluation model of motivational factors influencing English learning achievement. Through a questionnaire survey among 266 first-year academic engineering graduate students, this study clarifies the impacts of achievement goal setting and self-efficacy (SE) on English learning achievement (ELA). The results show that: 1) Mastery approach goal, achievement approach goal, English learning behavior self-efficacy, English learning plan self-efficacy and English learning strategy self-efficacy have direct positive influences on English learning achievement, while mastery avoidance goal and performance avoidance goal have direct negative influences on English learning achievement; 2) Mastery approach goal has the biggest impact on self-efficacy, followed by achievement approach goal, English learning plan self-efficacy, English learning strategy self-efficacy, mastery avoidance goal, performance avoidance goal, and performance avoidance goal; 3) On the whole, English learning achievement is related more to achievement goal setting than self-efficacy. This study also demonstrates that compared with traditional evaluation methods of motivational factors, Grey Relation Analysis is superior for its objectivity. The results of the present study can give some hints on English teaching.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Sept. 19, 2020
The Ways of Overcoming Misunderstanding in Intercultural Communication: An Overview on the Case of China and Mali
Abdoulaye M’Begniga, Muhammad Asif
Page no 251-255
This article examines with some interest the essence of the phenomenon of intercultural communication -the interaction of man in the context of different cultures. It focuses on intercultural communication in perspective of two countries, China and Mali. In fact, in the current context of a world crossed by globalization and the development of the means of communication, individuals are constantly brought to meet people from different cultures.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Sept. 19, 2020
On Chinese Translation of English Financial News Based on Functional Translation Theory
Weixuan Shi, Wenqian Li
Page no 256-261
At present, the huge shift of people’s economic concept and financial management mode propels the vigorous development of financial media. Financial news, as a special style under the news genre, is a report with regard to the latest facts and situations of economic decisions, economic activities, and economic phenomena. Undoubtedly, the quality of its translation directly influences the international communication for information, language and cultural exchange. In order to help translators obtain financial information more effectively and accurately, this article introduces the linguistic features of English financial news, which is beneficial to translate them reasonably. In addition, this article selects English news and corresponding Chinese translation texts from domestic authoritative bilingual news websites, analyzes the translation texts of English financial news under the guidance of functional translation theory. Afterwards, this article puts forward some translation strategies of English financial news from the perspective of functional translation theory, and explores the instructing role of functional translation theory in news translation at the same time. This article aims at proving the rationality and practicability of this theory, and establishing a sort of audience-oriented translation view focusing on the effect of news communication, which can provide some thoughts for the future of financial news translation practice.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 26, 2020
A Study on Interpersonal Meaning in President Xi Jinping’s Remarks at Session 1 of the G20 13th Summit
Tian Dong, Jingjing Zhang
Page no 262-267
Halliday’s theory of modality has provided points for scholars to analyze interpersonal meaning in various types of discourse. This paper analyzes how interpersonal meaning in economic speech delivered by president Xi Jinping at session 1 of the 13th G20 Summit is achieved through modality system with the expectation of helping the addressers of economic speech to understand the right use of modality.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Sept. 30, 2020
Research on the Construction of “Ideological－Political College English Curriculum” under the Guidance of PBL —A Case Study on New Standard College English Integrated Course 3
Page no 268-272
In order to implement the fundamental task of morality education in China, the teaching team of New Standard College English Integrated Course 3 in NCEPU (Baoding) carries out a research on the construction of “ideological-political curriculum” under the guidance of PBL. The teaching team probes into the methods of integrating the ideological and political elements into the teaching objectives, and designs the teaching activities and evaluates teaching effect accordingly so as to provide reference for the ideological and political construction of other College English courses in China.