Abstract—Recently English plays an increasingly important
role in science. A lot of educational institutions in non-native
English-speaking countries offer professional English courses
for academic purposes. However, students involved in these
courses exhibit low learning motivation and hence lead to
disappointing learning results. This paper presents a blended
learning strategy for effective teaching and learning of
professional English. This strategy integrates a cloud learning
environment (CLE) to provide blended learning activities,
blended learning resources, and blended learning assessments.
During the learning process, students have more opportunities
to participant in learning activities and access to learning
resources. The combination of summative and formative
assessments reduces students learning anxiety and increases
their motivation to learn. The experimental results show that the
student performance in professional English is significantly
improved by this blended learning strategy and more than 90
percent of students satisfy with this course. Thus, this study
confirms the positive effect of blended learning on professional
Index Terms—Blended learning, professional English, instructional strategy, cloud learning environment.
The authors are with the school of educational information technology, Central China Normal University, No.152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan,Hubei, China (e-mail: qiusham@ mail.ccnu.edu.cn, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Qiusha Min and Guanghui Wu, "A Blended Learning Strategy for Professional English Course in a Cloud Learning Environment," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 608-611, 2017.