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Li, Ying – Online Submission, 2018
In much previous research, language listeners were found to perform differently when listening to a second language (L2) spoken in foreign/native accents. Influential factors have not been ascertained. This study aimed to gain new insights into this issue. 82 Mandarin speakers of different L2 (English) proficiency and different degrees of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
Guadagni, Donald – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this article is an examination of methods and result used in modifying classroom management and curriculum delivery in the mainland China post-secondary education system to enhance language acquisition skills. Using hybridized methods to optimize these academic and environmental variables requires merging both national and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Cai, Hansong; Cai, Luna Jing – Online Submission, 2015
This research investigates cross-linguistic influence in the comprehension of L3 French past tense. A close examination was made on the L1 (Chinese) and L2 (English) transfer patterns among 20 English majors in their early acquisition of L3 French passé compose (PC). Data were collected through introspective think-aloud protocol in a comprehension…
Descriptors: Language Role, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Chinese
Guadagni, Donald – Online Submission, 2015
This instructional paper examines the lack of L2 English skills demonstrated by Chinese post-secondary education students and the results of empiric testing to determine what key language functions were missing from a student's tool box when exiting their primary education phase.The identification of these skills and ability gaps allowed for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Total Quality Management, English (Second Language)
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Carmo, Mafalda, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015-END 2015, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 27 to 29 of June. Education, in our contemporary world, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
Sit, Helena Hing Wa – Online Submission, 2013
Both the Mainland and Hong Kong have witnessed the trend of educational internationalisation since the handover. The recruitment of non-local students is regarded as an important strategy to internalise universities in Hong Kong. Within Hong Kong's western-style educational setting, an increasing number of Mainland students attracted by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Foreign Countries
Zhang, Weiwen – Online Submission, 2012
Based on a series of official published documents and relevant research reports, the paper make a brief introduction to foreign languages education policies in China, which included national English teaching guidance, national English language textbooks, national English curriculum standard and the massive English teachers training program, etc.…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
Haley, Marjorie Hall – Online Submission, 2012
A dialogic approach to teaching and learning is not a new phenomenon. However, using technology as a mediated platform (email, Skype and blackboard) to allow pre-service teachers in two culturally and linguistically diverse countries to openly communicate and share ideas about teaching and learning is somewhat unique. The present study reports on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Foreign Countries
Shen, Lin; Suwanthep, Jitpanat – Online Submission, 2011
Recently, speaking has played an increasingly important role in second/foreign language settings. However, in many Chinese universities, EFL students rarely communicate in English with other people effectively. The existing behavioristic role plays on New Horizon College English (NHCE) e-learning do not function successfully in supplementing EFL…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Speech Communication
Cumming, Brett – Online Submission, 2011
Although generally acknowledged as complex and multidimensional, bilingual education, when successful, plays an important role in maintaining and developing bilingualism, resulting in numerous benefits to those who undertake it. This essay will discuss the necessary components and principles of what is required to make a successful bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
Sun, Ming-Lei – Online Submission, 2011
Two proposed style assessment instruments are employed to explore the learning styles of non-English major college students in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) context in Chinese universities. It was found that their overall learning preferences in English language learning demonstrate a tendency, so that discovering the students' learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih Chieh – Online Submission, 2011
Using English as a global communicating tool makes Taiwanese people have to speak in English in diverse international situations. However, consonants and vowels in English are not all effortless for them to articulate. This phonological reduction study explores concepts about phonological (articulating system) approximation. From Taiwanese folks'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Articulation (Speech), Language Fluency
Sui, Dan-ni; Chen, Zheng – Online Submission, 2010
Based on LSA's (Latent Semantic Analysis) measuring textual coherence and Halliday and Hasan's cohesive concepts and their categorization of cohesive devices, this paper analyzes coherent relatedness and cohesive devices of 100 Chinese students' English writings. The results indicate that (1) LSA is proved to be an objective and appropriate method…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Semantics
Wang, Xue-feng – Online Submission, 2010
Grammatical metaphor is the term used by Halliday to refer to meaning transference in grammar. Instead of the congruent realization of a norm, the metaphorical representation has become the norm in many instances. Metaphorical modes of expression are characteristic of all adult discourses (Halliday, 1994). The shift from congruent to metaphorical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, Figurative Language, College English
Wu, Shu-jing; Meng, Li-hua – Online Submission, 2010
With the research of the relationship between inter-culture and language teaching development, people are well aware of the necessity of integrating inter-culture into language teaching. While providing the opportunity for the students to improve their intercultural communication competence, here, the research presented on the integration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Student Projects, Intercultural Communication
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