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Yang, Liu; Tong, Yang; Siyuan, Xu – International Education Studies, 2019
This research aims to verify the effectiveness and practicability of Liulishuo, an English-learning APP, in improving college students' oral English. The research adopts different student groups according to their different listening levels, and compares the scores of the pre- and post-practice tests of the control groups and the feedback analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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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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Yu, Aiju – International Education Studies, 2012
This paper explores the problems of EFL classroom writings in the Chinese college teaching context from the perspective of textual organization and pragmatic strategy. Influence of their native cultural thought pattern causes the problem of discourse pattern and cohesion; lack of sufficient pragmatic strategy renders students' unawareness in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Jian – International Education Studies, 2012
To strengthen the professional competence and basic ability is the objective requirements of the Chinese higher vocational college English teaching, while the positioning of the teaching objectives is partial to a "prisoner's dilemma" in game situations that any party will result in. To get rid of the "dilemma", we have to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Vocational Education
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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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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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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
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Su, Tiping; Wu, Jun – International Education Studies, 2009
This paper has investigated the distinctive features of the English Corner at Renmin University of China. The popularity of the English Corner at RUC is firstly attributed to its physical advantage: the location of the university ensuring convenient transportation; the location of the English Corner easy to be found; and the timing on Friday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Informal Education
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Liu, Zhihui – International Education Studies, 2009
This paper tries to probe the influence of the organizational culture on language classroom at a newly-established local college. It firstly reviews the knowledge of the organizational culture and finds out its features, and then discusses how the organizational culture was greatly influenced by the host educational environment. On the basis of…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction