WEN Qiufang works at Beijing Foreign Studies University as Professor of applied linguistics and Chair of the university academic council. She is also President of China English Language Education Association, and editor of Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics (in English) and of Foreign Language Education in China (in Chinese). She has obtained three national and four provincial awards for excellence in teaching. She is also an experienced researcher and writer, having published about 140 papers and 17 books, and has finished/is conducting more than 30 research projects. Her research interests include second language teaching and learning, teacher professional development and national language capacity.
Production-Oriented Approach to Teaching Adult English Learners in Classroom
The talk begins by describing the background against which I have proposed production-oriented approach (POA), then explains its theoretical basis which is followed by comparing POA with the existing approaches such as task-based approach, project-based approach or content based approach in terms of differences and similarities. Finally, principles and teaching procedures of using POA will be given with reference to some examples.