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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The lack of deep engagement in academic studies is strikingly noteworthy in current higher education; however, the problem of absenteeism has not yet received sufficient attention in the field of teacher education globally, in particular in the field of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher education at tertiary education level. The reasons…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Attendance
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Liu, Dianping; Xue, Sijia; Hu, Rong – English Language Teaching, 2019
The internationalization of education brings different challenges to local education of different communities. Traditional EFL education in Chinese universities may also encounter such challenges. Against this background, this study investigates the challenges and solutions for college EFL education in ethnic minority regions of China. A narrative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Gao, Ying; Schunn, Christian Dieter D.; Yu, Qiuying – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Despite the wide use of peer assessment, questions about the helpfulness of peer feedback are frequently raised. In particular, it is unknown whether, how and to what extent peer feedback can help solve problems in initial texts in complex writing tasks. We investigated this research gap by focusing on the case of writing literature reviews in an…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition)
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Jiang, Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; May, Stephen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This paper reports on a classroom-based investigation into a tertiary English-medium instruction (EMI) programme in China, with a focus on subject teachers' perceptions and practices in EMI and students' motivation and needs in English learning. Given a lacuna in existing EMI research, it examined how EMI instruction was delivered by subject…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wei, Hang; Boland, Julie E.; Cai, Zhenguang G.; Yuan, Fang; Wang, Min – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
We report 2 self-paced reading experiments investigating the longevity of structural priming effects in comprehending reduced relative clauses among adult Chinese-speaking learners of English. Experiment 1 showed that structural priming occurred both when prime and target sentences were immediately adjacent and when they were separated by 1 or 2…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Priming, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
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Huang, Fang; Teo, Timothy; Zhou, Mingming – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This article explores Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' attitudes toward technology use and the factors that influence their technology acceptance. A qualitative study was conducted with data obtained from semistructured, in-depth interviews of 14 university teachers from six provinces. The interview data revealed that Chinese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Liu, Huiying – English Language Teaching, 2019
An action research (AR) was implemented to see if the proposed Task-based CLIL model is effective in achieving the dual goals of content and language learning among Chinese education majors. A questionnaire and a focus group interview were conducted to collect data from the students to see how they perceived the model with their own experience of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Course Content, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Pu, Shi; Evans, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
While research exists on the effectiveness of pedagogical methods in relation to the development of Chinese students' critical thinking (CT), there has been little research on Chinese students' experiences around CT in relation to their own contexts. This paper reports on the findings of a study that investigated the experiences of the use of CT…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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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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Chen, Shijun; Wang, Jing – English Language Teaching, 2019
Task-based language teaching on the purpose of enhancing students' communicative skills and involving them actively in the authentic context has long been highlighted in recent years in tertiary English language teaching. This paper proposes a framework of task-based teaching approach and language assessment in intensive reading class based on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Thongsri, Nattaporn; Shen, Liang; Yukun, Bao – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) in vocabulary learning among English foreign language learners in China with a lens on academic major difference. This study hypothesizes that academic majors including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Huang, Danyan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims to explore the potential use of sentence tree-structure in English grammar teaching in college. After combining Schema Theory and Lexical Chunk Theory, the writer proposed the sentence tree-structure tool and tried to apply it in one of her grammar classes in college. During the teaching process, students were asked to analyze long…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Siwei, Yue; Xuefei, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores the teaching approach of the general courses of theoretical knowledge targeted at the freshmen based on a pilot study of the course Research Methodology in School of English for International Business (SEIB) in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. A questionnaire survey of 163 freshmen who take the course at two consecutive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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