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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The teaching of writing in English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) has been a challenging task for many teachers due to its multifaceted nature. This paper is a reflection on ESL/EFL writing teaching in three countries, namely China, Singapore, and New Zealand, with particular reference to professionalizing ESL/ EFL writing and ESL/EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Hu, Ran; Baumann, James F. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe teachers' perspectives and comments about their reading curriculum and instruction at different school levels. A brief historical examination of the English instruction and the contemporary education policies in China was provided. Twelve Chinese teachers of English at different schools levels participated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Wang, Qiuying; Packard, Jerome; Wu, Xinchun; Tang, Shan; Ke, Xiaoling – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2012
Knowledge of compound word structures in Chinese and English was investigated, comparing 435 Chinese and 258 Americans, including second, fourth, and sixth graders, and college undergraduates. As anticipated, the results revealed that Chinese speakers performed better on a word structure analogy task than their English-speaking counterparts. Also,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Grade 6, Verbs
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Feng, Anwei – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Greater China is used in this article to refer to mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Macao. While a holistic approach is adopted to present and compare the rapid spread of English and development in English language education in these geographically close, and sociopolitically, culturally and economically interrelated but hugely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
Zhang, Weiwen – Online Submission, 2012
Based on a series of official published documents and relevant research reports, the paper make a brief introduction to foreign languages education policies in China, which included national English teaching guidance, national English language textbooks, national English curriculum standard and the massive English teachers training program, etc.…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
Weis, Lois, Ed.; Dolby, Nadine, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives" is the first empirically grounded volume to explore the intersections of class, social structure, opportunity, and education on a truly global scale. Fifteen essays from contributors representing the US, Europe, China, Latin America and other regions offer an unparralleled examination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Middle Class, School Choice
Muller, Theron, Ed.; Herder, Steven, Ed.; Adamson, John, Ed.; Brown, Philip Shigeo, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
This collection offers a distinctly Asian voice for English language education and addresses some of the unique needs of Asian learners in EFL contexts. Teachers and researchers from nine Asian countries present some of the most current and innovative research in five distinct and fascinating areas of EFL teaching and learning. This book is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Picture Books, Boarding Schools, Learning Strategies
Cumming, Brett – Online Submission, 2011
Although generally acknowledged as complex and multidimensional, bilingual education, when successful, plays an important role in maintaining and developing bilingualism, resulting in numerous benefits to those who undertake it. This essay will discuss the necessary components and principles of what is required to make a successful bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Lucenta, Lindsey – Educational Horizons, 2011
Because China is the world's fastest growing economy, the Chinese school system has a huge demand for English teachers at all levels. Teaching English as a second language (ESL) offers a plethora of benefits, such as developing a more critical approach to cultural understanding, more opportunities for travel, overseas experience during a time of…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study surveys the history of English language and the roles of English language education in Asian context. Through the historical survey on English dispersal in Asian countries, the first section of this study traces the dispersal of English from the 18th century and the development of English in Asian countries. The second section of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English, Language Role
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Trent, John; DeCoursey, Matthew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This article reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of one group of English language teachers from the Chinese mainland who completed their teacher training in Hong Kong and have taken up full-time teaching positions in secondary schools within Hong Kong. Using the concept of teacher identity construction, and drawing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
Lu, Fangwen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Health and education are two important issues in developing economies. Field and natural experiments provided me with great opportunities for identifying the effects of health insurance and incentive on doctors' prescribing behaviors and the peer influences among students. The first chapter examines whether doctors write more expensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Incentives
Barfield, Susan C.; Uzarski, Joelle – English Teaching Forum, 2009
One of the most important components of a culture is its language. With language, people not only expeditiously communicate; they also express their values, beliefs, and world views. When a language becomes extinct, a part of the cultural patrimony of humanity is lost. For linguists, this also means the loss of an opportunity for a better…
Descriptors: World Views, English (Second Language), Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations