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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2024, 6(2); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2024.060224.

Research on Silence in English Classroom Interaction for Non-English Majors


Yuwei Feng

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Yuwei Feng

Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, China


Under the background of the current educational reform in China, silence in English classroom has attracted the attention of scholars. The main form for students to participate in English classroom is to answer the teachers' questions. However, in today's college English classrooms, classroom silence is very common. This paper analyzes the silence of non-English majors in English classrooms from the following three aspects: students' factors, teachers' factors and factors of classroom environment, and puts forward corresponding suggestions. It aims to help educators deal with the current problems in English classroom teaching and seek countermeasures for classroom silence. Based on the results, the paper puts forward new ideas for promoting the tripartite cooperation among schools, teachers and students, and effectively improving the participation of non-English majors in English classroom interaction, so as to achieve high-quality college classroom teaching.


non-English majors; English classroom silence; classroom environment

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Yuwei Feng. Research on Silence in English Classroom Interaction for Non-English Majors. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 2: 146-153. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2024.060224.


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