To Speak Like a TED Speaker—A Case Study of TED Motivated English Public Speaking Study in EFL Teaching

  •  Yingxia Li    
  •  Ying Gao    
  •  Dongyu Zhang    


This paper intends to investigate the effectiveness of a new course pattern—TED-motivated English Public Speaking Course in EFL teaching in China. This class framework adopts TED videos as the learning materials to stimulate students to be a better speaker. Meanwhile, it aims to examine to what extent the five aspects of language skills are improved. Participants are required to give answers to the questions in the questionnaires. SPSS 15.0 is used to analyze the data. The result shows that students in this course respond very positively to this new pattern and are satisfied with their improvements in language skills; they have shifted their roles from a learner to a creator; their critical listening and thinking abilities are greatly enhanced at the same time.

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