北京第二外国语学院学报 ›› 2020, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (3): 3-12.DOI: 10.12002/j.bisu.279

• 外语教育与人才培养 •    下一篇

对英语专业的不当批评,可以休矣

郭英剑()   

  1. 中国人民大学,北京 100872
  • 收稿日期:2020-04-30 出版日期:2020-06-30 发布日期:2020-10-13
  • 作者简介:郭英剑,中国人民大学“杰出学者”,特聘教授,中国人民大学外国语学院博士生导师,二级教授,100872,主要研究方向:英美文学、文学翻译、比较文学、英语教育与高等教育。电子邮箱:yjguo@ruc.edu.cn

English Major: How to Deal with Unfair Criticism?

Guo Yingjian()   

  1. Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
  • Received:2020-04-30 Online:2020-06-30 Published:2020-10-13

摘要:

进入21世纪以来的20年间,英语专业一直面对来自学科内外的种种批评,这种批评始终存在,此起彼伏,交替出现,从未停止。一方面,这种批评对于英语专业的建设与发展起到了重要的推动作用;但另一方面,一部分批评逐渐剑走偏锋,进入了一种指责模式,有学者甚至认为英语专业是对不起良心的专业,提出要停办英语专业等建议。本文主要针对近年来对当下英语专业的不当批评提出反驳,认为不能将英语专业视为对不起良心的专业;要分清英语专业与(非英语专业的)大学英语教学之间的区别,不能将两者混为一谈;将英语专业关停并转并非正确的发展道路;应将正常的学术交流限定在学术范围之内,而不是借助媒体对英语专业的建设与发展横加指责。

关键词: 英语专业, 大学英语, 新时代, 批评

Abstract:

In the past 20 years since the 21st century, English major has been faced with various criticisms from both inside and outside the discipline. Such criticisms have always existed and never stopped. On the one hand, this kind of criticism has played an important role in promoting the construction and development of the English major, while on the other hand, it has gradually turned its tide and entered into a mode of unfair blame, which accused the English major of being a profession without conscience, and put forward some suggestion to suspend the English major. This paper intends to argue against the unfair criticism of English major in recent years, pointing out that the English major cannot be viewed as a conscience-stricken major, to clearly distinguish the differences between English major and college English teaching, and its proposal to shut down the major or turn to the other majors is not the correct path of development. In addition, the normal academic discussion and communication should be attributed to the academic scope, rather than resorting to the media.

Key words: English major, college English, new era, criticism

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