The Effectiveness of a Bilingual Education Program at Chinese University-A case study of Business English Major in South-central University for Nationalities Wuhan, China

Lyatamila Ndyali, Siqi Shan


This study examined the effectiveness of a bilingual education program in business English major in Chinese education. Participants were 100 undergraduate students enrolled in their third year education program at a university in South-central University for Nationalities Wuhan, China. The research evidence indicates that, the use of English as medium of instruction in teaching is effective participants also confirms as the more they interact and get familiar with the medium of instruction. Furthermore, this implies that using bilingualism in teaching does contribute good effect in student’s engagement and academic performance. A mixed-methodological approach was used accompanied by a semi-structured interview of 100 undergraduate students majoring in Business English to better understand the efficacy of bilingual education programs. Both quantitative and qualitative results suggested that the bilingual education model successfully enhanced students’ level of English proficiency and the mastery of subject knowledge teaching quality was another aspect considered to be important factor in this research associated with the bilingual education program for Business English Major. Strengths and weaknesses of the business English major in bilingual education program model and its implications for educational practices in South-central University for Nationalities Wuhan-China education were explored.


Teaching quality; Academic performance; Bilingual education


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