Role of Teachers in Oral English Teaching

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 219)


In oral English teaching, students are the implementers, while teachers play different roles during this process. Teachers are conductors, guiding students to start activities. They are directors, designing scenarios for the activities and assigning roles to students. They are also critics, evaluating students’ oral expression appropriately. The appropriateness of roles that teachers play can change the traditional oral English teaching which is teacher-centered. In this way, teachers can develop students’ initiatives to a large extent and improve their abilities of oral expression in English.


Oral teaching Role positioning Initiatives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wuhan Polytechnic UniversityWuhanChina

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