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Lu, Jinjin; Throssell, Paul – Cogent Education, 2018
Despite the development of English teaching pedagogies in schools and universities, many concerns are raised regarding the tensions between teachers' practices and effectiveness of students' learning have on students' academic achievements. The aim of this study is to explore university students' preferences and experiences in English learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Preferences, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Zhai, Keyu; Gao, Xing – Cogent Education, 2018
Corrective feedback (CF) and task complexity are two important pedagogical topics in second language acquisition research in recent years, but there is few research investigating effects of CF on speaking task complexity in China's university classroom settings. This research, through conducting different versions of speaking task experiments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Zhao, Yuqin – Cogent Education, 2016
Mixed-cultural classes, a foreign teacher teaching Chinese students, are common now in China. These mixed-cultural classes provide an educational context where there are chances of direct intercultural contact and deeper understandings of the cultural other, and also misunderstandings and even conflicts between teachers and students from different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Influences, Educational Environment
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Lin, Zheng – Cogent Education, 2016
This study aims to re-story the provision of the context-model-based instruction in teaching EFL writing, focusing especially on students' development of the context model and learning to guide EFL writing with the context model. The research data have been collected from the audio recordings of the classroom instruction, the teacher-researcher's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nguyen, Kate; Stanley, Nile; Stanley, Laurel; Wang, Yonghui – Cogent Education, 2015
International students, who study a foreign language abroad, experience more adversities than their domestic peers. The social challenges they face include problems with immigration status, isolation, difficulty speaking a new language, and learning unfamiliar customs. There is limited research focused on the coping strategies of these…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Second Language Learning, Correlation, Social Status