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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2019, 2(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.033050.

Design of the Flipped College English Listening Class: Problems and Solutions


Zhang  Wei-ran1, Yan Jiao-lan*,1, Huo Yu-cong2

Corresponding Author:
Yan Jiao-lan

1.Foreign Languages Faculty, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, China;
2.Mechanical Engineering School, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, China
*corresponding author  E-mail :[email protected]


As a new teaching pattern, flipped class boosts learning and teaching efficiency. However, the design of flipped class is often a great challenge to teachers. In the paper the authors list the defects that often occur in the design of flipped English listening class: lack of clear goals, poor activities design out of authentic context, inappropriate order of acquisition difficulty, ineffective design and poor supervision of students’ autonomous learning tasks. And some countermeasures are thus proposed: design clear teaching objectives, make authentic context-based activities, offer tasks with different levels of difficulty, strengthen the monitoring of independent learning with an aim to promote students’ deep learning and English listening.


flipped design; College English listening class; problems and solutions

Cite This Paper

Zhang  Wei-ran, Yan Jiao-lan, Huo Yu-cong. Design of the Flipped College English Listening Class: Problems and Solutions. Frontiers in Educational Research (2019) Vol. 2 Issue 3: 125-130. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.033050.


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