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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study investigates students' attitudes toward English graded teaching in North China Electric Power University (NCEPU for short). In essence, differences between learners of different grades and achievement groups were examined with regard to five constructs, namely, their perception of English graded teaching, the impact of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Absence of critical thinking skills is perceived to be a growing problem among many university students. The production-oriented approach, an initiative to college English instruction reform in mainland China, may offer a better solution to this problem. To cultivate critical thinking skills under this approach, reforms have to be implemented in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language)
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study investigates students' motivation in college English learning under production-oriented approach by means of a questionnaire. Forty students in their first-year study participated in this survey. They came from four different disciplines: electronic engineering, automatic engineering, mechanic engineering and power engineering. They…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Production-oriented approach may provide us with a brand new perspective to our current college English reading instruction. Under this approach, teaching reforms need to be initiated in respects of teaching objectives, teaching materials, teaching methods and assessment. Instructors are required to design appropriate output tasks to stimulate…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ren, Junhong – English Language Teaching, 2017
College English writing instruction has been a prominent research area in EFL field in mainland China. This paper has continued the focus by exploring a seemingly effective way for college English writing instruction in China--teaching writing based on reading on the basis of the "output-driven, input-enabled" hypothesis. This hypothesis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2015
This survey investigates to what degree the Chinese learners know about the discrepancies between Chinese and English thought patterns and their possible effects on English writing. Eighty-one students from North China Electric Power University participate in the survey. Qualitative and quantities approaches, involving the adoption of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, English (Second Language), College Students