A Teaching Experiment of Chinese College Students’ English Idioms Comprehension

Hui Chen, Xianze Wu


An English idiom is a special combination of words, the meaning of which is not the simple addition of its constituents but a special meaning. English idioms are widely used by English native speakers, which are very important for English as a second language learners. Chinese learners are poor in English idioms comprehension, and they need to adopt a new method for improving their English idioms comprehension. S-S-P-C model means analyzing an English idiom from syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and cultural perspective, which was applied in a teaching experiment among college students for one semester. The teaching experiment shows that S-S-P-C model is an efficient method for Chinese learners to help improve their English idioms comprehension.

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