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Study on the application of schema theory in English listening teaching in higher vocational colleges

Hua Dai, Jishi Gao, Jing Zhang


Listening is an important part of English teaching in vocational colleges, but students’ listening level and learning
enthusiasm are not optimistic. This paper combines schema theory with listening teaching to study how to help students establish schema,
activate schema and enrich schema before class, during class and after class, so as to improve students’ listening ability and learning interest
and enhance their confi dence in learning English.


Schema theory, higher vocational English listening teaching, language schema, content schema

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v7i10.10697