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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
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)
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
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
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
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)
Zhou, Li-na – Online Submission, 2010
This paper analyses the major approaches in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) vocabulary teaching from historical perspective and puts forward multi-dimensional vocabulary teaching mode for college English. The author stresses that multi-dimensional approaches of communicative vocabulary teaching, lexical phrase teaching method, the grammar…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs
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