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Wangru, Cao – International Education Studies, 2016
Questioning is one of the most frequently used strategies in classroom teaching, as well as the most influential teaching skill. It is a useful way for teachers to output information, to convey information and to obtain feedback from students. Teachers can also use it to communicate with their students. Effective questioning in class can encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques
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Zhao, Zhongbao – International Education Studies, 2014
This paper investigated the current situation of oral English teaching, learning, and assessment at the tertiary level in China through needs analysis and explored the implications for the development of a diagnostic speaking test. Through random sampling, the researcher administered both a student questionnaire and a teacher questionnaire to over…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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Song, Chuanlian – International Education Studies, 2011
At present, there are many problems in the bilingual teaching of colleges and universities. Because of these problems, the bilingual education looks so difficult that it doesn't achieve wanted goals. Sometimes the colleges and universities have to give up the bilingual teaching halfway. This paper argues that the key manner to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Colleges, Instructional Effectiveness
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Zhou, Mai – International Education Studies, 2011
Students preferentially take in and process information in different ways: by seeing and hearing, reflecting and acting, reasoning logically and intuitively, analyzing and visualizing. Teaching methods also should vary accordingly. How much a student can learn is also determined by the compatibility of the student's learning styles and the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, College Students, Cognitive Processes
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Zhang, Ling; Atkin, Chris – International Education Studies, 2010
As learning is seen to be a social process as well as an intellectual activity in which teachers work in active partnership with students, "Teaching by Joint Presentation" (TJP) project sought to investigate what a humanistic concept of teacher-student joint presentation and critical inquiry can evoke in the language classroom within…
Descriptors: Humanism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Context
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Xu, Qing – International Education Studies, 2009
In response to the contrast between the instructional focus of the classroom practice and the actual communicative requirements of campus setting, this paper points out the constructive suggestions for the cultivation of culture awareness in college English education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College English, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)
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Ma, Tsinghong – International Education Studies, 2009
In the traditional ELT in China, much emphasis has been put on the students' mastering vocabulary and grammar. Language form was regarded as the content of teaching. And listening skill has been ever neglected for a fairly long time in ELT in China. Recent years, more and more attention has been drawn to learners' listening ability. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Li, Changyu; Li, Lijuan – International Education Studies, 2009
Through a questionnaire and a survey, the paper analyses the present College English teaching and the contributing factors for the ineffective College English teaching. Based on the analysis, the paper suggests four countermeasures to improve College English teaching quality. According to this paper, only when teachers and educational workers…
Descriptors: College English, English Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Questionnaires
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Jiang, Yongmei – International Education Studies, 2009
After a brief introduction, this paper dwells on the merits of group work, and then suggested the evaluation methods of group work. The author also mentioned the Demerits of group work and how to avoid them.
Descriptors: College Students, Skill Development, Oral Language, English (Second Language)
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Zhou, Mai – International Education Studies, 2009
The Cooperative Principle by American linguist Grice is one of the major principles guiding people's communication. Observing the Cooperative Principle will be helpful for people to improve the flexibility and accuracy of language communication. The ultimate aim of spoken English teaching is to develop students' communicative competence.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Speech Communication