Reform of the English Component in the Gaokao

  • Qi Wang School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Keywords: China, English language, gaokao

Abstract

As a result of an initiative of the Chinese ministry of education in 2014, an English test will be held twice a year and only the higher score will be counted in the students’ overall gaokao results. This article reviews the policy rationales of this decision and its impact on students and teachers, and discusses its implications on promoting proficiency-oriented teaching and learning and on redefining the status of English in China.

Author Biography

Qi Wang, School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Qi Wang is an adjunct researcher at the School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China, and a research fellow at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US. Email: qwmichelle@gmail.com.

Published
2022-04-08
How to Cite
Wang, Q. (2022). Reform of the English Component in the Gaokao. International Higher Education, (110), 19-20. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14985
Section
Articles