Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies ›› 2023, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (3): 122-130.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8921.2023.03.014

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The Key Issues on the Implementation of English Language Education Policy

ZHANG Weilei(), ZOU Bin()   

  • Online:2023-06-23 Published:2023-07-31


Based on the framework of language education policy by Kaplan & Baldauf, this paper discusses the major issues in the implementation of English language education in China as follows: self-isolation, discontinuity, and overlap of English education in different phases; insufficient and uneven distribution of English education resources; inadequate implementation of the policy; shortfall in the quantity and quality of teachers. On this basis, some countermeasures have been put forward: build a coherent, articulated and sustainable English education system; implement policies and increase investment in English education resources from three levels; further clarify the goals of foreign language education to English teachers ; formulate policies to improve the quality of English teachers to ensure the sustainable development of teacher education.

Key words: language policy, language planning, access policy, teacher training, policy implementation

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