International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Implement of Language Pledge in China’s Oral English Class
Chen Shi

This paper analyzes the results of a questionnaire survey on the implement of the language pledge in some oral courses of English majors in China’s university, which is representative and involves in the variables including both the subjective factor of mentality, and objective factors of sociality and cultural identify. The emphasis is put on the difficulties students meet in executing the language pledge, such as negative cultural transfer, negative mother-tongue transfer, inter-language fossilization, and improper communicative approaches. The countermeasures are put forward afterwards, which suggest that the language pledge must be revised and proved, besides the practicability and flexibility must be taken into consideration so that “to speak English only” is a mission possible to accomplish.

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