Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number1  March 2021                                             Pp.229-238
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no1.16
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Characterizing English Language Literacy among Famous English Language
Educators in China
 

 Jie Lin
School of Foreign Languages
Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China

Chili Li
School of Foreign Languages
Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Correspondent Author: sundaylcl@qq.com

 

 

Received: 12/30/2020            Accepted: 2/8/2021                 Published:3/24/2021

 

Abstract:
The present study explores the features of English language literacy among 12 famous English language educators since the opening-up policy in China, using the narrative research approach. The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of English language literacy among some famous educators in China and the influencing factors in the process of their formations of English language literacy through the analysis of the narrative texts of some foreign language educators. The findings showed that English language literacy among these famous educators is fundamental, developmental, and comprehensive. In addition, it has been found that the formation of their English language literacy is related to social, teacher, and personal factors. This study will be insightful for the cultivation of English language literacy in curriculum reform, teaching practice, and evaluation. Moreover, it will be helpful for the construction of cultivating talents based on English language literacy, the consummation of the research of English language literacy, and the profound fusion of the talent cultivation.
Keywords: English language literacy, famous English language Educators, narrative study, teaching and learning

Cite as: Lin, J . &  Li, C.  (2021) Characterizing English Language Literacy among Famous English Language Educators in China.
Arab World English Journal, 12 (1) 229-238.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no1.16

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Received: 12/30/2020  
Accepted: 2/8/2021
Published: 3/24/2021   
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no1.16 
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Jie Lin is a graduate student of TESOL at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK. She obtained her BA in English from the School of Foreign Languages, Hubei University of Technology, China. Her research interests include Applied Linguistics and TESOL. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1344-5132

Chili Li is an associate professor of applied linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Hubei University of Technology, China. He obtained his doctorate in Applied Linguistics from School of English, the University of Liverpool, UK. His research interests include Applied Linguistics and EAP teaching in the Chinese EFL context.