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Cokley, John; Jianlin, Wen; Yanling, Liu; Wenshuai, Xie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current curriculum trends in tertiary journalism and communication education in the People's Republic of China are investigated using information from the websites of the 2,198 Chinese universities that published course lists in December 2013. Of those, 439 offered journalism majors and this article samples 274 of those universities (12.5% of the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Graduates, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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Ching, Yuerong; Renes, Susan L.; McMurrow, Samantha; Simpson, Joni; Strange, Anthony T. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Chinese international students often find it challenging to adjust to attending college in the United States (US). There is limited research addressing Chinese international college students' adjustment in the US. Drawing on what literature exists combined with research addressing Chinese immigrants' transition and international students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Ping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
This article starts with definitions of bilingualism with a focus on the analysis of bilingual competence. Then the aims and types of bilingual education in developing bilingual competence are introduced with focus on analyses of immersion and content-based instruction. Subsequently, the contextual settings of the study are briefly presented.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Sang, Yuan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This research synthesis collected, compiled, and analyzed 29 academic research articles that were published in China in recent years. It addressed and explored the issues in Chinese undergraduate students' English writing and the possible reasons causing and/or explaining the issues. It was discovered that many Chinese undergraduate students have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, College Second Language Programs
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Xie, Jianping – English Language Teaching, 2017
The ultimate communicative purpose of literature reviews is to convince the reader of the worthiness of the writer's research, which is realized stage by stage and evaluation plays an important role in achieving this end. However, concerns about evaluation demonstration in novice academic writers' literature reviews have been repeatedly voiced in…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Masters Theses, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs
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Xu, Jinfen; Fan, Yumei – Language Policy, 2017
English language education has always been accorded paramount importance in China since the mid-1980s. In order to improve English teaching quality, China has initiated several rounds of English curriculum reform at various levels against the backdrop of the unprecedented spread of English as a lingua franca. Drawing upon the texts of the national…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Tung, Mei-Ling – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Recent economic development in China not only has improved the overall living standards of Chinese people, but it has also created a new middle class. Another impact of the economic development is the increasing demand for educated workers. Subsequently, the demand for quality higher education has also increased. With more than 50% of the world's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students
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Lu, Shaofei; Ares, Nancy – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2015
In this article, we examine power relations in College English teaching in China, focusing on the "symbolic capital" of English as a global language. Framing our discussion with Bourdieu's concept of symbolic capital and a review of literature, we problematize the importation of pedagogies from Western countries to China and argue that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Capital
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Wilkins, Stephen; Urbanovic, Jolanta – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2014
Although there seems to be a wide held assumption that transnational higher education programs have to be taught in English to be legitimate "international" programs, there are a few examples globally of international branch campuses that teach in languages other than English. Using seven institutional case studies from around the world,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Case Studies