DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1407

Small Private Online Course English Teaching Mode Based on Image Schema Theory of Cognitive Linguistics

Ying Qi, Tao Zhang, Jiuru Huang


Imageschema theory is originally an important content in cognitive linguistics and Neurology. Especially in recent years, since the image schema theory has been widely recognized worldwide in the practice of traditional English language teaching, it has attracted the attention of the education scholars. Meanwhile, the deep research on it and relevant teaching practice are gradually becoming interdisciplinary. This trend indicates that image schema theory has great potential in practical application. At the same time, it provides realistic possibility for applying the image schema theory to SPOC English teaching. Especially in the current era when information technology is developing rapidly, SPOC English teaching has been favored by many educators and students and transformed into a fashionable teaching style sweeping the world. There has been a long history of language fossilization phenomenon in English teaching, which seriously affects the learner’s acquisition of language. Therefore, the application of Image Schema Theory to SPOC English teaching through such four steps as pre-learning scenario design, deep cognition in learning, theoretical reflection after study and knowledge optimization in evaluation can fully release the vitality of teachers and students and form vibrant SPOC English teaching mode and the optimal design scheme for anti-language fossilization.


Image Schema Theory, Language Fossilization, Brain Nerve, Cognitive Linguistics, SPOC, English Learning

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