Bilingual content-based teaching - An important component for education globalization

Xiaoying Teng, Aihua Li

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Abstract

"Content-based bilingual teaching" is a model of the integrated-skills approach to combined language and content teaching, which integrates the learning of some specific subject-matter content with the learning of foreign language. In this paper, the authors will share with other educators their first-hand experiences in bilingual teaching and observation of science classes in different countries. Through their practice in bilingual teaching, many similarities and variations between the educational components of the two countries have been recognized. Results from the comparison study indicate that bilingual content-based teaching is an important step to fit the current trend of education globalization. It not only provides an English environment for students to strengthen and enhance their technical English skills in science and mathematics, but also creates international exchange opportunities for educators from different countries. It opens the door for educators to see different teaching techniques of others, to exchange their teaching experiences, and to incorporate advanced teaching methods in their own classes. Both educators and students will benefit from the combination of the best features of eastern and western education systems. We believe that successful bilingual content-based instruction will prepare students to be more competitive in their future careers for the rapidly globalizing world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2008 - The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008 - Proc.
Pages229-233
Number of pages5
Volume6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2008, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20082 Jul 2008

Other

Other12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2008, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period29/06/082/07/08

Keywords

  • Comparison study
  • Content-based bilingual teaching
  • Education globalization

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    Teng, X., & Li, A. (2008). Bilingual content-based teaching - An important component for education globalization. In WMSCI 2008 - The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008 - Proc. (Vol. 6, pp. 229-233)