Department of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, China
Compared to foreign language education in other countries, China's foreign language education is a vast and complex project with a short history. What is even more impressive is that in the past half century, the country's higher foreign language education has a huge scale and demonstrated a level of prosperity that has been admired by the education community around the world. However, the problems and challenges it poses are also not obvious to everyone. At present, higher foreign language education cannot keep up with the pace of global integration and information society development at various levels. College foreign language teachers, as implementers of reversing the dilemma of foreign language education in universities, should strive to enrich their professional content in practical teaching work, and also need to have a keen insight into new trends in foreign language teaching and extraordinary courage to explore new teaching methods and try advanced teaching methodologies. In the context of new social needs, the teachers should complete a new transformation of one's own role and a new determination of positioning.
Foreign Language Teachers, Higher Education, Role Transitions
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