Adaptation of Foreign Language Education in Higher Education System

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 225)


Lifelong education has already been acknowledged as the fundamental principle to develop education in most developed countries. Learning to survive and develop independently and learning to learn all through life are set to be the ultimate goals for an individual’s education. Thus, higher education is shouldered a decisive responsibility as the last section in conventional formal education system, aiming at bridging learning and living. Under such a context, foreign language education has to be adapted from the exam-oriented and instrument-targeted education to the application-and-practice-oriented education and to the education for all-round development, as it is the most influential platform of humanistic education in higher education system.


Lifelong education Foreign language education Adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The School of Humanities, Economics and LawNorthwestern Poly-technical UniversityXi’AnPeople’s Republic of China

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