Investigation and Analysis of Teacher’s Questioning-Answering Behavior in College English Teaching

  • Yan Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 208)


Adopting the method of natural investigation, the paper selects as samples videos of national level exquisite courses from six different universities. It analyzes and discusses the data in four aspects: initiation of the questioning, waiting of the answering, distribbution of the answering, response of the answering. The result of research conveys that effective questioning-answering behavior in the teaching is helpful to encourage and direct students to participate in the communicative activities, and it is beneficial for language acquisition. The this paper draws some implicaitons for teachers to improve skills of questioning-answering behavior in college English teaching.


questioning-answering behavior national level exquisite courses language acquisition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Zhang
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  1. 1.Li Ren SchoolYanshan UniversityQin Huangdao CityChina

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