Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2018, Page: 132-135
Application of Relevance Theory in College English Teaching
Zhao Shuo, School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China; School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an University, Xi’an, China
Dou Chen, School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
Received: Nov. 7, 2018;       Published: Nov. 8, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20180705.15      View  141      Downloads  24
Abstract
In coming society of new era English has become the communicative language of today’s international context. More and more people are using English to obtain and exchange information. First English reading, as an important part of English, is one of the ways to reflect the reader’s potential English communication skills. The reading process links authors and readers in two ways. On the one hand, the author expresses his intentions, thoughts and feelings in written form. On the other hand, the reader understands the information to be expressed by the author through the identification, connection and reasoning of these linguistic symbols. Over the years English teachers have been dedicated to improving students’ comprehensive reading skills. However there are quite a few English teachers who pay much attention to vocabulary, sentences, paragraphs and articles in various reading skills to train students, let alone from the perspective of relevance theory. Then the paper aims to discuss and analyze the cognitive nature of English reading, comprehensively discusses three reading patterns. Hence English reading comprehension requires a more comprehensive and effective reading mode to guide its teaching and learning. Relevance theory holds that reading is the process of explicit reasoning, the process of readers looking for the best association, and the process of choosing context. Therefore teachers will focus on cultivating students’ reasoning ability, focusing on dynamic context and finding relevance. At last the paper puts forwards several points of relevance theory and attempts to find effective solutions to apply them in the reading process.
Keywords
Relevance Theory, College English Reading, Application
To cite this article
Zhao Shuo, Dou Chen, Application of Relevance Theory in College English Teaching, Education Journal. Vol. 7, No. 5, 2018, pp. 132-135. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20180705.15
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