On the Construction of College English Listening and Speaking Ecological Classroom From the Perspective of Eco-Linguistics
Keywords:ecolinguistics, ecosystem, teachers’ niche, students’ niche
Ecological approaches to language learning and teaching have captured the interest of language educators as both native and non-native speakers find themselves operating in increasingly multilingual and multicultural environments. Based on ecolinguistics, this paper describes what an ecological perspective on college English listening and speaking class would look like. It first explains some major concepts related to ecolingustics, and analyses problems on current ecological imbalances in college English and speaking classrooms and proposes strategies for building a harmonious ecological classroom through language education in institutional contexts.
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