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An Interpretation of English Writing Obstacles to Chinese English Learners

Qianyu Wang
School of Foreign Languages, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Abstract—The aim of foreign language teaching is to help the learners master the non-native language. What a teacher is required to do, in this sense, is to help the students to acquire the abilities of listening, speaking, reading and writing to name in detail. In practice, however, the teaching aim is not so easy to achieve as is expected. It is common to find that these skills gained by students are not only unbalanced, but some skill, writing, for example, is hard to improve even though more time and more energy are expended on it than on others. The fact shows that there must be some obstacles in the teaching and the learning of this language skill. This article is intended to identify these obstacles to English writing first, then make a categorization of them and explain them in detail, followed by some suggestions to overcome them, with the aim of providing some theoretical and practical advice for English teachers. 
Index Terms—writing competence, cognition, obstacles to English writing

Cite: Qianyu Wang, "An Interpretation of English Writing Obstacles to Chinese English Learners," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 94-97, March 2019. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.5.1.94-97