Evaluating English Language Teachers’ Efficiency by Tertiary Level Male and Female Learners: A Bangladeshi Perspective
Page Numbers : 278-283
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i10.002
The most talented and wise teachers with a lot of training and expertise in most cases become unable to contribute effectively in developing learners’ skills when unfortunately their teaching styles do not meet learners’ needs. So, it is definitely important to evaluate teachers’ teaching styles by the learners for getting clear conception about teaching effectiveness. Though this is not the only means of assessing effective teaching, it is still an unavoidable concept where the reflections provided by both male and female learners require to be considered equally and accordingly. Universally, every individual is unique in his/her thinking with certain differences and sometimes he/she also keeps similar understandings with others on some points – this is also true for language learners. Keeping this in mind, this paper attempted to collect the opinions of tertiary level Bangladeshi English language learners concerning their teachers’ competencies with main focus on checking out whether there are thought differences or similarities between male and female learners regarding the issue. For the purpose of the study, data from 99 students (39 male, 60 female) of Level-1, Semester-1 under the Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) was collected who took part in the survey for evaluating the qualities of their existing three English language teachers.
Oct. 18, 2020
Analysis of Modality System in English Advertising Slogans
Weixuan Shi, Wenqian Li
Page Numbers : 273-277
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i10.001
It is distinctive that English advertising slogans feature in unique and discourse characteristics. On the ground of modality system in interpersonal meta-function, about 120 pieces of English slogans with modality are randomly selected as samples from 500 famous advertisements. These slogans are systematically analyzed from the perspective of modality type, modal value and modal responsibility, aiming at interpreting the functional characteristics of English slogans. The result is that English slogans usually employ modalization, with median or low modality value, accompanied by expressive subjective orientation. It is anticipated that this article can render guides for advertisers to compose advertising slogans effectively and enhance the ability of advertising speech communication.
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 Numbers : 268-272
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i09.005
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.
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 Numbers : 262-267
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i09.004
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.
Sept. 19, 2020
On Chinese Translation of English Financial News Based on Functional Translation Theory
Weixuan Shi, Wenqian Li
Page Numbers : 256-261
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i09.003
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.
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 Numbers : 251-255
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i09.002
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.
Original Research Article
Sept. 17, 2020
Study on English Learning Motivations Based on the Grey Relation Analysis
Tian Dong, Ya-Ting Tao
Page Numbers : 244-250
DOI : 10.36348/sijll.2020.v03i09.001
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.