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Zhen, Zeng – Higher Education Studies, 2019
It's arguable that more involvement of government with centralized policies causes less efficiency on education progresses. The article reviewed documents dedicated to or related to College English (CE), which have been released by Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China (MOE) and other institutions/organizations after 1949. Exploring…
Descriptors: Problems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Badger, James – Higher Education Studies, 2019
The attention to fostering learners' critical thinking and creativity skills in secondary school and college students is growing in Western and non-Western countries. This study investigated the integration of a creativity and critical thinking course in an Intensive English Programs (IEP) to determine how the same course may contribute to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Foreign Students
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Guihang, Guo; Dan, Li – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Business English as a lingua franca (BELF) has aroused increasing research interest in the fields of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and business communication. In China, Business English as an undergraduate program was approved by the Ministry of Education in 2006 and Business English Studies as a discipline and postgraduate program was…
Descriptors: Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Zhao, Guangcun – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study is using Chen and Starosta's Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS hereafter) to assess the intercultural sensitivity (ICS hereafter) level of postgraduates of Grade 2016 majoring in English from the College of Foreign Studies in Guangxi Normal University (GXNU hereafter) and try to discover what individual factors, such as Work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Majors (Students), English (Second Language)
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Guiyu, Dai; Yi, Cai – Higher Education Studies, 2017
Business English Teaching aims at cultivating students' ability to analyze and solve problems, improving students' comprehensive language competence and honing their business practical skills. Adhering to the principle of learning by doing and learning by teaching others, Case-Task Based Approach emphasizes students' ability of language use in…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Jinshi – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The informationalized knowledge sharing of MOOCs not only promotes the change of teaching concept and the reform of teaching methodology, but also provides a new opportunity for the teaching resource integration and sharing between different universities. The present study has constructed an e-Portfolio-based model for the application and sharing…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Wangru, Cao – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Nowadays computers are becoming smaller and more powerful, they are put into use in many areas, and one of the important implementations is the assistance with language learning, which is called CALL. In China, college English teaching has experienced lots of frustrations and difficulties. At the end of 20th century, the mode of CALL gradually…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Online Courses, English (Second Language)
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Li, Yingxia; Gao, Ying; Zhang, Dongyu – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This paper intends to investigate the effectiveness of a new course pattern--TED-motivated English Public Speaking Course in EFL teaching in China. This class framework adopts TED videos as the learning materials to stimulate students to be a better speaker. Meanwhile, it aims to examine to what extent the five aspects of language skills are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Public Speaking, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness
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Guiyu, Dai; Yang, Liu – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This paper first reviews the developmental history and status quo of Business English Program in China. Then based on the theory of needs analysis, it researches on 226 questionnaires from Business English Program students from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies to investigate the problems encountered and current situation of Business English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Zhengguo, Zhu; Lili, Lin; Wenzhong, Zhu – Higher Education Studies, 2016
In order to develop a more scientific education system of Business English courses, this paper studies the case of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS, one of Chinese top-three foreign language universities) by questionnaires. The result shows that: 1) Most of the students hope that the school could add more business courses in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Business English, English (Second Language)
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Jiang, Lin; Huang, Kang – Higher Education Studies, 2015
Structural priming refers to the tendency of speakers to reuse the same structural pattern as one that was previously encountered (Bock, 1986). The effectiveness of structural priming has been an issue of much discussion in the field of second language acquisition over decades. This study aims at investigating the role of structural priming in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians, Role
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Xinqiang, Wei – Higher Education Studies, 2012
This paper gives a brief analysis on the educational advantages and objects of NCWU. It believes that the educational philosophy and development direction of foreign school in engineering colleges must be set up on the basis of need of China and talents need, moreover, the development of the School of Foreign Studies must be analyzed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Liu, Jun; Dai, Zhongxin – Higher Education Studies, 2011
This article discusses the impact of the advent of primary English on the development of College English in China. The advent of English in primary schools as a teaching subject has brought about a downward shift of focus of the English education system in China. Basic English education will be accomplished in primary and secondary schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College English, Elementary School Curriculum, Articulation (Education)
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Shi, Changju – Higher Education Studies, 2011
This study focuses on the relationship between cognitive styles and learning strategies of 184 second-year English majors from the Foreign Language School of a university in Wuhan. In this study, quantitative data is presented. Two self-reported inventories are employed. Learning Style Survey is used to examine the learning styles of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Schematic Studies, Majors (Students)