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Yuntao, Wu – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims at investigating Non-English major students' perception of factors that influencing English proficiency in China. The research was conducted by using a non-experimental quantitative research design by a questionnaire survey. A total 300 Non-English Major students from second year from different duration of learning English in Henan…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Li, Ying; Somlak, Taylor – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Research on second-language (L2) speech acquisition suggests that audio-visual aids could be effective in helping learners acquire difficult L2 speech sounds (Li, 2016a). However, most previous studies have been restricted to laboratory settings rather than the classroom environment. The present study, therefore, was designed to fill this…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Nonverbal Communication, Pronunciation, Language Tests
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Tao, Wei – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper analyzes the phenomenon that reducing hours of EFL instruction to non-English majors in Chinese universities gets no response. It first depicts the phenomenon, pointing out that this phenomenon differs greatly from people's response to similar events that happened in the past. It then analyzes the complicated underlying factors from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Han, Jia-ling – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of micro-lecture teaching on non-English majors' academic achievements and learning motivation. One hundred and twenty-two non-English majors studying the college English course in North China Electric Power University participated in the study. The micro-lecture teaching and traditional PPT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonmajors, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Peng, Yuanzhen – English Language Teaching, 2019
Faced with the rapid development of Internet, it has become not inconvenient to be immersed in English environment. This paper attempts to explore the cultivation of non-English major students' English autonomous learning ability. Some practical strategies have been proposed based on observations over genuine English teaching and learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nonmajors
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Zhang, Yanyan; Du, Xingkun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
It has been widely acknowledged in the academic field that English is being used as a lingua franca among people from various first language backgrounds. However, the notion of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) does not seem to have been integrated into English classrooms, especially in China, a country from the Expanding Circle. As China has the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Ping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
This article starts with definitions of bilingualism with a focus on the analysis of bilingual competence. Then the aims and types of bilingual education in developing bilingual competence are introduced with focus on analyses of immersion and content-based instruction. Subsequently, the contextual settings of the study are briefly presented.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Ren, Junhong – English Language Teaching, 2017
College English writing instruction has been a prominent research area in EFL field in mainland China. This paper has continued the focus by exploring a seemingly effective way for college English writing instruction in China--teaching writing based on reading on the basis of the "output-driven, input-enabled" hypothesis. This hypothesis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Xu, Jinfen; Fan, Yumei – Language Policy, 2017
English language education has always been accorded paramount importance in China since the mid-1980s. In order to improve English teaching quality, China has initiated several rounds of English curriculum reform at various levels against the backdrop of the unprecedented spread of English as a lingua franca. Drawing upon the texts of the national…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Xie, Qing – Cogent Education, 2017
This article reports an investigative study on the target language use in and outside business English classrooms for non-English major undergraduates in a Chinese university context. The aims of the study are to identify the actual situation of target language use in business English teaching and to suggest ways for improvements. The study uses…
Descriptors: Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tian, Yan – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Translation is one of the items tested in many national English proficiency tests for non-English majors in China because translation competence is regarded as one of the productive language skills which could be used to assess learners' language proficiency. However, the feedback on translation exercises and self-tests are usually provided by…
Descriptors: Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Xiaoling – English Language Teaching, 2017
This paper reviewed the literature of the previous research and questionnaire survey on reading strategy. Based on theories of psycholinguistics, a five-week experiment was carried out in order to probe into the effectiveness of strategy training. The experiment was designed to answer the following question: Can reading comprehension be improved…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies
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Jiang, Dayu; Renandya, Willy A.; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Using the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, this study aimed to evaluate the design of one multimedia courseware used for teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China and to compare the attitudinal differences in the teachers' and students' evaluation of the courseware. A questionnaire was developed and validated. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Multimedia Instruction
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Yang, Yang – English Language Teaching, 2016
As a very important skill both in English teaching and learning, reading strategy has been emphasized at home and abroad for a long time. Many scholars and teachers make research on undergraduates of English major or non-English major. However, the postgraduates are often neglected. Actually, it is also imperative to make a study among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Peng, Hui – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study, carried out at a major technological university in China and based on a convenience sample of 116 students, is designed to identify which aspects of their classroom environments had the greatest effect on the students. Students completed a 26-item questionnaire which elicited general as well as specific views on the EFL classroom…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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