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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
Su, Mengwei – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of part-time, on-campus employment on Chinese international undergraduate students' integration and development on American campuses. In doing so, I focused on exploring how Chinese undergraduate students learn English, make friends with the domestic students, shape identities in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Employment, Asians
Liu, Xiaohua – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Tens of thousands native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) are employed, in many cases for only being able to speak the language, to teach English in public and private schools in China, and many concentrated in early childhood bilingual programs. However, these schools face the lingering problem of not addressing the cultural and professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Competencies, Cultural Differences
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
Qu, Wanling – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The emergence of transnational joint venture universities provides a new model of education internationalization where the stakes are high and where the opportunities to study the under-researched field of student intercultural engagement are multidimensional and compelling. Since their institutional mission statements often involve language about…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Education
Liu, Sherry – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The language and communication skills of foreign students have long been a concern in U.S. universities. The majority of U.S. universities require foreign students for whom English is not their native language to take English language proficiency tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of admission requirements.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Program Effectiveness
Pei, Li – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of virtual literature circles (VLCs) on Chinese university English as a foreign language (EFL) students' independent English reading. The importance of independent reading for EFL students to develop critical thinking, language proficiency, and good readership was extensively discussed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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
Larson, Jay B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As China increasingly internationalizes its higher education system, growing numbers of Chinese learners and expatriate instructors meet in the classroom, engaging one another from their disparate cultural and pedagogical standpoints. Despite its widespread occurrence, the phenomenon of Chinese learners and Western instructors engaging one another…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Nationals, College Faculty, Phenomenology
Cao, Peihong – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Written Corrective Feedback (WCF) in writing classes is fundamental to interactions between teachers and students about students' writing and to help students further improve their writing. As one of the main feedback sources, teachers' cognition (e.g., teachers' thoughts, knowledge, and beliefs) needs to be probed to properly understand teachers…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Feedback (Response)
Li, Yichen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Foreign language education scholars from the West have agreed for a long time on the importance of including culture in foreign language classroom (Byram & Morgan, 1994; Fantini, 1997; Hall, 2002; Hymes, 1997; Kramsch, 1993; Seelye, 1993) and countries in the East have taken up this work, often without locally produced research. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
Fernandes, Amanda Careena – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Assessment is an integral part of learning as it is used to gather information about a test-taker. Those in the field of academia, such as educational policy makers, instructors, and administrators are able to use information gathered from tests to further instruction and learning decisions (Baker, 2006; Drianna, 2007; Kasper & Ross, 2013;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Bias, Sex Fairness, English (Second Language)
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
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