An exploratory study of Chinese University students english textual competence

Mu, Congjun (2006) An exploratory study of Chinese University students english textual competence. US-China Foreign Language, 3(7), pp. 1-8.


This paper argues that the textual competence is one of the important abilities for English learners to organize their spoken or written discourse effectively. However, the investigation found that Chinese university students were weak in textual competence in English reading. It concludes that English teachers had better to be conscious of what communicative competence includes and the training of students’ textual competence should be reinforced in communicative English classroom.

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ID Code: 4694
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: communicative competence, English textual competence, communicative language teaching
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 David Publishing Company
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:39

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