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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
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Yu, Zhonggen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
The last two decades have witnessed a large number of studies on the flipped classroom. Learning attitudes, interest and intrinsic motivation in mobile device-aided flipped English class (MFC) has, however, seldom been studied in comparison with the traditional video-aided flipped English class (VFC). Randomly selecting 375 participants and using…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes
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Gan, Zhengdong; Hoi, Cathy; Schumacker, Randall – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been strongly promulgated by an increasing number of education systems internationally, little research is available that investigates students' responses to such AfL innovations, particularly in a Chinese learning context. There is a need to research and evaluate the AfL practices introduced and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Han, Chao – Language Testing, 2019
Summative assessment of interpretation is widely conducted in interpreting courses/programs to inform high-stakes decision making, such as the selection, certification, and conferral of academic degrees. Yet there has been very limited empirical research to investigate the score dependability of summative interpretation assessment. The present…
Descriptors: Generalization, Decision Making, Summative Evaluation, Evaluators
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Wu, Hantian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study investigates China's international student recruitment strategy and policies as a dimension of its present approach of using higher education internationalisation for soft power and image enhancement. An exploratory survey of international graduate students in English instruction programmes in education-related majors in three Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Su, You; Li, Yanyan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest among language educators in implementing and researching collaborative learning in wiki-based learning environments. However, little empirical evidence has been reported about the role of EFL learners' online self-regulating capacity in their collaborative learning. This study used wiki-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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
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Guo, Lin – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This study takes the initiative to use structural equation modeling (SEM) to explore the interrelationships among metacognitive knowledge, first language (L1) reading ability, second language (L2) proficiency and L2 reading comprehension. Data were collected using an L2 proficiency test, L1 and L2 reading tests and strategy questionnaires with 268…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Native Language, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning
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Teng, Lin Sophie; Sun, Peijian Paul; Xu, Linlin – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
This study was designed to validate a multidimensional structure of writing self-efficacy in English as a foreign language contexts, conceptualized in self-regulated learning theory and social cognitive theory. The Second Language Writer Self-Efficacy Scale was developed and evaluated through a series of rigorous validation procedures. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Structural Equation Models
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Shen, Wei; Park, Hyesook – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The present study explores the effects of meta-cognitive strategies, working memory capacity (WMC), and syntactic awareness on Chinese EFL learners' L2 reading comprehension. One hundred and sixty-seven Chinese college students who were enrolled in the required English class, aged from 19 to 21 years, participated in this study. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Syntax
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Jianfeng, Cheng; Raj, Gerard Sagaya; Ai, Joanna Tan Tjin – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2018
Due to university students' poor English language proficiency in mainland China and the fact that many English educators ascribe this issue to learners' weak autonomy and learning motivation, this study attempted to explore the correlations among learning motivation, learner autonomy, and language proficiency in Chinese EFL context. To arrive at…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning Motivation, Language Proficiency, Chinese
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Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…
Descriptors: Expenditures, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries
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Jin, Yinxing; de Bot, Kees; Keijzer, Merel – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study explores the effects of teacher support and student cohesiveness on foreign language (FL) learning outcomes and compares their effect with that of FL anxiety. One hundred and forty-six first-year Chinese undergraduates of Japanese, who were also learning English, participated in two surveys that were administered over a 2-month interval.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Yanxia, Yang – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Test anxiety was a commonly known or assumed factor that could greatly influence performance of test takers. With the employment of designed questionnaires and computer-based spoken English test, this paper explored test anxiety manifestation of Chinese college students from both macro and micro aspects, and found out that the major anxiety in…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Tongtong; Wu, Zhiwei – English Language Teaching, 2017
In recent years, a growing number of people have taken up interpreting training, with the intention of not only developing interpreting skills, but improving language proficiency as well. The present study sets out to investigate the impact of English-Chinese consecutive interpreting (CI) training on the enhancement of the second language (L2,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills, Teaching Methods
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