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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
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
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
Gu, Tian-shi – Online Submission, 2010
Bilingual education is introduced in many Chinese colleges today. A number of studies on bilingual education have been done, but few has significant outcome. From a completely new perspective, the author suggests that there are several major obstacles limiting the development of the new trend, i.e., the limited competent faculty, limited…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language Proficiency, Bilingualism, Foreign Countries
Wang, Wei-wei – Online Submission, 2010
Weak effectiveness of bilingual education is an especially obvious phenomenon in non-key universities of China where students have poorer English ground and bilingual curriculums are unconstructive designed partly because of the scarcity of teaching resources. This paper discusses failures of these unconstructive curriculum systems from the view…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Interpersonal Communication, International Trade, Bilingual Education