Research on Web-based Autonomous English Learning of Engineering Students

Shuping Yao


With the development of computer and internet technology, web-based autonomous learning is increasingly becoming an essential element in the learning process for college students. Web-based autonomous learning, based on humanism and constructivism, has combined autonomous learning and internet technology, and opened up a new path to college English learning. Mastering English is even more important for engineering students whose native language is not English, as many engineering graduates encounter difficulties in their English-related work. Most scientific papers or journals globally are written in English. Most engineering graphs are also marked in English. To prepare engineering students for their future careers and life-long study, research is conducted in this paper to investigate the current situation of web-based autonomous English learning of engineering students in particular and current problems in their process of learning. Based on research findings, possible solutions and suggestions are proposed to solve the problems and improve students’ autonomy in English learning.


Web-based autonomous English learning; Engineering students; Current situation

Full Text:


Copyright (c) 2017 Shuping Yao

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
Creative Commons License SPARC Europe Seal
Web of Science ESCI logo Engineering Information logo INSPEC logo DBLP logo ELSEVIER Scopus logo EDiTLib logo EBSCO logo Ulrich's logo Google Scholar logo Microsoft® Academic SearchDOAJ logo