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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(19); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.051918.

Study on Bridging between Basic English and Specialized English in Maritime Vocational College


Xiaoli Hu

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Xiaoli Hu

Jiangsu Maritime Institute, Jiangsu, Nanjing, 211170, China


English is the work language for seafarers and should be given due attention in maritime vocational colleges. In Chinese maritime colleges and universities, English is usually divided into two phases. In the first phase, students will learn basic English with topics related to daily life, while in the second phase, students will learn professional English related to professional knowledge. This article first discusses bridging problems between basic English and specialized English in maritime vocational college from the perspectives of curriculum, text books and teachers, analyses reasons for them and then puts forward corresponding strategies, including optimizing curriculum, innovating text books, integrating teachers, and adopting OBE-based English teaching reform.


maritime vocational college, basic English, specialized English, industry English, bridging

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Xiaoli Hu. Study on Bridging between Basic English and Specialized English in Maritime Vocational College. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 19: 104-107. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.051918.


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