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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(18); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.061819.

The Application of British and American Literature in College English General Education


Li Wang

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Li Wang

Navigation College, Jiangsu Maritime Institute, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China


General education is an important direction in the current university education process. It requires non-professional general education for all students, so that students can develop comprehensively and healthily. The promotion of general education concept has an important guiding role in the setting of college English curriculum. It is required to cultivate students' cross-cultural language ability in the teaching process, to meet the needs of talent cultivation under the current new situation, and to realize the teaching of English curriculum and the purpose of training talents. The integration of English and American literary works into the English general education of the university is a new way advocated by the current college English education community. Through this teaching method, college students can carry out effective English texts under the guidance of college English teachers. Students have a strong interest in English reading, so that they can use the English and American literature to conduct active English learning behavior both inside and outside the classroom. In this paper, a control period and an experimental group were set up, and one semester was used during the experimental period. The experimental group used the education method of integrating English and American literature education into the college English general education. The control group was taught in the traditional teaching mode. Through the data analysis and comparison, it is found that after the teaching method of integrating English and American literature education into college English general education, the performance of the experimental group has been significantly improved, and the excellent rate has increased by 10%, and the good rate has improved. 30%, the pass rate has increased by 7%, and the progress is very obvious. In addition, after the teaching experiment, there are 13 people who are very interested in the education model of English and American literature education in college English general education, 15 people are interested. Only 2 people are not interested, 93.3% are interested, and 6.7% are uninterested. Most of the students are interested. Most students hope that the school will continue to use this teaching mode.


General Education, College English, English and American Literature, Teaching Model

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Li Wang. The Application of British and American Literature in College English General Education. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 18: 107-116. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.061819.


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