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Cheng, Li; Lu, Zhihong – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper reports a 3-month study investigating engineering students' Communication Strategies (CSs) in a mobile-assisted course. 67 Chinese learners of English in this course volunteered to participate in the study. The instruments included oral communication sessions, stimulated recall interviews, WeChat exchanges, etc. Results showed that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Students, Telecommunications
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Lu, Zhihong; Li, Xiaowei; Li, Zhenxiao – Research-publishing.net, 2015
The effective design and use of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) tools in developing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' writing skill and learner autonomy have remained great challenges for system designers, developers, and EFL instructors compared with that of the pencil-paper writing in the context of regular teacher-fronted…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Automation, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Lu, Zhihong; Wen, Fuan; Li, Ping – Research-publishing.net, 2012
Teaching listening and speaking in English in China has been given top priority on the post-secondary level. This has lead to the question of how learners develop communicative language ability (CLA) effectively in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environments. The authors demonstrate a self-developed language skill learning system with…
Descriptors: Independent Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Lu, Zhihong; Hou, Leijuan; Huang, Xiaohui – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
The development and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the field of Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) have had a considerable impact on the teaching methodologies in China. With an increasing emphasis on strengthening students' learning initiative and adopting a "student-centred" teaching concept in FLT,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning