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Professor Pádraig Ó Duibhir from Dublin City University Gives a Lecture in CCNU

Revision:Cheng Qian;Lan YiqianDate:2018/12/06

November 23, professor  Pádraig Ó Duibhir from Dublin City University visited CCNU. He  gave a lecture on early effective language teaching to teachers and students of the School  of Foreign Languages. The lecture was host by professor Yan Chunmei, and many teachers and  students attended the lecture.

Professor Pádraig Ó Duibhir  put  forward  his views on  the  benefits  of multilingual learning,the best age for second-language learners,the process of first language acquisition and second language learning, and the development of second language teaching. He also put  forward valuable suggestions on the improvement of English classroom teaching. At the end of the lecture, professor Pádraig Ó Duibhir answered the questions raised by the teachers  and students  about  the  challenges  of  teaching  English  in  China and the disadvantages of bilingual  teaching. The  heated atmosphere of the on-site discussion  have enabled all the teachers  and  postgraduates to  have  a better  understanding of the  current situation of English teaching in China,and have a further thinking about solving some dilemmas in English teaching. After the lecture, professor Pádraig Ó Duibhir took photos  with the teachers and students, answered their questions about academic research, and discussed with them about   the practical problem that Chinese parents  prefer foreign teachers to Chinese teachers to teach their children foreign languages.

Pádraig Ó Duibhir  is  knowledgeable  and  approachable. This lecture has benefited the teachers  and  students  a lot. And they hope that there will be more such wonderful and interesting lectures andforumsin the future.

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