The Construction and Application of the WeChat-based Translation Teaching Model

Lemin Shen

Abstract


Since its introduction in the 2011, WeChat has become an indispensable communication tool. At present, this application provides opportunities to expand foreign language teaching and helps develop mobile learning. To improve the translating ability of students, this thesis maximizes the advantages of WeChat and presents a completely new teaching model called “WeChat-based Translation Teaching Model.” By adopting constructivism theory, a one-year teaching reform experiment was conducted (from Feb. 2015 to Jan 2016) on the translation teaching model based on WeChat. Results show that this teaching model can increase the number of students who read and acquire knowledge, promote communication and interaction between teachers and students, as well as cultivate the autonomous learning ability of students. By demonstrating the positive significance of the application of WeChat in this context, this research can serve as a useful reference material for translation teaching in colleges and universities.

Keywords


WeChat, Translation teaching model, internet

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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