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Online Submission, US-China Foreign Language v8 n12 p52-56 Dec 2010

In order to guarantee an interactive classroom atmosphere, English teachers pay much attention to the questioning strategies when they use question-answer teaching method. This paper makes a comprehensive analysis on English teachers' questioning strategies from the perspective of adaptation theory. It shows that the utilization of teachers' questioning strategies is not arbitrary, but adapts to the contextual factors, i.e., adapts to the mental world, the physical world and the social world.

Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, English Teachers, College Second Language Programs, Teaching Methods, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Theories, Context Effect

Author: Xi, Hong-mei; Li, Wang-zi; Lei, Ping


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