Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies ›› 2022, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (2): 76-82.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8921.2022.02.008

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Driven by State Outlook in the History and Prospective of Foreign Language Education

SONG Lijue()   

  • Online:2022-04-28 Published:2022-03-28


The connotation of foreign language education is driven by the outlook of State on a foreign language, culture, and thinking. The study clarifies the relationship between the public consciousness of State Outlook and the development of foreign language education by looking back and ahead. Along with the bud and formation of State View in modern China, foreign language education experienced the initial period of its development in the late Qing Dynasty, and the upsurge of studying abroad during the Republic of China. The study also revisits the evolution of foreign language education at the dawn of the new China and examines its subsequent growth following the reform and opening up. Nowadays, the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated shifts in the international landscape. Therefore, the reconstruction of foreign language education is needed, aiming to cultivate young talents with a global mindset, a worldview, and a legitimate understanding of international rules, thus enabling them to take part in global affairs in various fields. The study seeks to identify the viability of international law discourse as a component of foreign language teaching and learning based on an interpretation of the connection among global perspectives, international rules, and international law.

Key words: State Outlook, the history of foreign language education, great changes, international law discourse

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