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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, 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
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
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
Li, Shun-ying – Online Submission, 2010
Problems in generating and organizing ideas, in coherence and language competence are common in non-English majors' writings, which decrease non-English majors' ability to use English as a tool to realize its pragmatic functions and meta-functions. The exam-centered objective, the product-oriented approach, the inefficient mode of instruction, the…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, English (Second Language), College Students, Writing Difficulties
Chen, Fang; Mei, Zhong-fang – Online Submission, 2010
This is a corpus-based research focusing on the high-frequency verb "keep" used by Chinese non-English majors and native speakers. The corpora involved in the paper are Brown which stands for native speakers, Students 3 and Students 4 in CLEC (Chinese Learner English Corpus) which stand for Chinese non-English majors. The paper tries to…
Descriptors: Verbs, Native Speakers, English, Nonmajors
Bista, Krishna – Online Submission, 2010
This study proposes to identify and evaluate the factors that affect code switching in the university classroom among 15 bilingual international students. The findings from the study conducted in a southern American university revealed that the primary factor of code switching in international classroom is incompetence in the second language.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Bilingual Students, Classroom Environment
Yan, Yi – Online Submission, 2010
The challenges of writing itself and lack of appropriate teaching methodology demotivate EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners in some Chinese universities to write more, especially as the only incentive for students to write is the compulsory tests. The main objectives of this article are: (1) to discuss the background of the EFL learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition)
Zeng, Hang-li – Online Submission, 2010
This paper has made an investigation on the current writing teaching mode among English majors in normal universities in China, by means of questionnaire, interview and class observation. The study finds out that the current writing teaching mode is not purely product approach or process approach. In fact, the two approaches to writing co-exist in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, College Instruction, Teaching Methods