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Yu, Aiqing – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The current research aims to collect facts to reveal an objective and a general understanding about the factors that predict Chinese college students' technology use in learning English and the correlation between the technology use and students' English learning achievement. Based on the research objectives, a quantitative correlational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
Balderston, Genevieve – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the correlation between oral English language proficiency, primary language use, and sense of efficacy by Chinese-speaking teachers using English medium of instruction (EMI) in Chinese university courses. Twenty-one Chinese EMI university teachers participated in the study by completing an online survey to find how these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
Yang, Fan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Large class size as a growing phenomenon in developing countries is closely related to two reasons: initiatives to achieve universal education and rapid population growth (Bendow, Mizrachi, Oliver, & Said-Moshiro, 2007; Shehu & Tafida, 2016). Given the fact that the large class phenomenon cannot be eliminated within a reasonable amount of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Luo, Xiaoyu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The employment problem of college graduates has evoked concern from students to politicians. Since 1999, the Chinese government has promoted an enrollment expansion policy evident in the subsequent data which identified an increased college graduation rate. Furthermore, the English language proficiency of Chinese college students was emphasized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, College Graduates
Wu, Zhiling – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The influence exerted by language tests on language teaching and learning has been called washback (Pearson, 1988). Although an increasing number of empirical washback studies have appeared after the call by Alderson and Wall (1993), the perspectives of the most immediate stakeholders, the test takers, are largely under-researched. Equally…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing Problems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Fang, Hong-Ning – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Moderation effects of social support on the relation between stress resulting from five daily life issues (i.e., acculturation, second language, academic performance, interpersonal relationships, and financial concerns) and psychological distress (i.e., the level of depression) among China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan international students…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Foreign Students, Social Support Groups, Depression (Psychology)
Chen, Xiaoqing – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Recasts are one type of corrective feedback that reformulates all or part of a learner's erroneous utterance during communicative interaction without changing the meaning. Categorized as implicit and input-providing corrective feedback, recasts have become the focus of debate in the area of interaction research in recent years. The debate…
Descriptors: Asians, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Memory
Bleistein, Tasha Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2013
China continues to invite expatriate tertiary-level English language educators to teach. Foreign English language teachers and local Chinese English educators who wish to develop professionally have an ever-increasing body of research regarding Chinese culture, education, professional development, and intercultural communication; however, research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English Teachers, College Faculty
Parrish, Erin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Each year, millions of high school seniors in China take the National College Entrance Examination (or gaokao). The score the students receive on the gaokao is the sole determinant of whether they will be admitted to college and which college they may attend. Because the demand for college exceeds the availability of admission seats, the…
Descriptors: Asians, College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Competition
Tian, Jie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The foreign/world language (FL/WL) profession has become more concerned with intercultural dimensions of language teaching and learning. Various models and theories have been suggested from both inside and outside the language education field to help teachers understand the intercultural dimensions in teaching and improve their practices regarding…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Xu, Hongmei – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Taking ecological language planning and policy as its conceptual orientation and interpretive policy analysis as its methodological framework, and following an embedded single-case study design, this study explores the role of English, as compared with the role of Chinese, in China's educational language planning and policy for higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Interviews, Language Role
Gao, Lianhong – ProQuest LLC, 2012
I conducted this study to provide insights toward deepening understanding of association between culture and writing by building, assessing, and refining a conceptual model of second language writing. To do this, I examined culture and coherence as well as the relationship between them through a mixed methods research design. Coherence has been an…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Essays, Undergraduate Students
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
Yu, Yang – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Along with the global spread of English and the wide recognition of World Englishes, a whole breadth of studies have been conducted to explore the attitudes of learners toward different varieties of English. In China, however, only two pioneering studies have examined this issue. To address this gap, this study investigated the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Students, Speech Communication, Asian Culture