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A Study on the Application of Genre-based Teaching Approach in College English Reading

Xiaodong Zhang, Wenting Yuan


Greatly influenced by mechanical linguistics, the traditional teaching model based on the grammar-translation
method has dominated in college English reading in the past forty years. But China's traditional reading teaching is the
explanation of grammar and interpretation of vocabulary in term of sentence, and the operation of sentence structure
discontexted, which can’t analyze and explain the whole article as the discourse. Based on the genre theory and its related
research, this paper analyzes the application of genre-based teaching approach in college English reading and emphasizes
on helping college teachers to analyze the macrostructure of a text in the English reading class, bring genre patterns to
students’ attention, and improve their reading abilities in consequence.


Genre-based Teaching Approach; College English Reading

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v5i6.3745