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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
Balderston, Genevieve – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the correlation between oral English language proficiency, primary language use, and sense of efficacy by Chinese-speaking teachers using English medium of instruction (EMI) in Chinese university courses. Twenty-one Chinese EMI university teachers participated in the study by completing an online survey to find how these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
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Li, Miao – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of a bilingual education program in social science majors in Chinese education at tertiary level. Participants were 53 undergraduate students enrolled in their third year of an Early Childhood Education program at a university in northwestern China. Students' English proficiency and their attitudes toward the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Zheng; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2018
This study was designed to investigate the bases of teacher expectations in higher education. The first author interviewed 20 university teachers from an English-as-a-foreign-language course, exploring their expectations for the first-year undergraduates in their classes. The grounded theory method was adopted to analyse the data that had been…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, College Faculty, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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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Shen, Wei; Park, Hyesook – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The present study explores the effects of meta-cognitive strategies, working memory capacity (WMC), and syntactic awareness on Chinese EFL learners' L2 reading comprehension. One hundred and sixty-seven Chinese college students who were enrolled in the required English class, aged from 19 to 21 years, participated in this study. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Syntax
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Zhang, Xiaodong – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study reports how teaching using a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based appraisal system impacted English-as- a-foreign-language (EFL) students' reflective practices with text deconstruction and construction. Through qualitative content and discourse analyses of three focal EFL students'reading and writing performance, interviews, and…
Descriptors: Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2018
This study reports on how the supplementation of online resources, informed by systemic functional linguistics (SFL), impacted English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) student writers' development of critical thinking skills. Through qualitative analyses of student-teacher interactions, interviews with students, and students' written documents, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Second Language Instruction
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Stork, Michele Garabedian; Zhang, Jingshun; Wang, Charles Xiaoxue – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
To explore the potential for building multicultural awareness in university students using synchronous technology, faculty members from an American regional state university and a Chinese regional university collaborated to find appropriate ways to integrate synchronous technology (e.g., Adobe Connect) into a teacher education program in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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He, Chunyan; Han, Fei – English Language Teaching, 2018
Recent years, most universities and colleges have been reforming the English as a foreign language (EFL) curriculum system in China. Some reformed EFL curriculum into English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses, for instance, while some conducted a graded teaching model in EFL teaching. However, the effect of this reform was not so good,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tang, Xiaokang; Collier, Daniel A.; Witt, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative research was conducted on Chinese international students preparing to study in the United States about their expectation and perception of American universities. It explored motivation for pursuing degrees in the United States, expectations of life in the United States, and plans post-graduation. Findings suggest that these…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
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Ying, Zhang – English Language Teaching, 2018
English writing is regarded as the most difficult task by Chinese EFL learners. Due to the existing problems in present college English writing instruction, teachers fail to provide effective guidance in students' writing process and students report a low level of motivation and confidence in writing tasks. Through purposeful reading discussions…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Lü, Linqiong – English Language Teaching, 2018
Western teachers working in China often experience cultural conflicts arising from, for instance, the ways that Chinese students perceive face and express criticism. To better understand these face-concerned conflicts, this paper explores the role and significance of email for a group of Chinese students to communicate pedagogical criticism with…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Intercultural Communication, Criticism, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Linjing; Xiong, Qingxia; Qin, Yufang – World Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of contexts in the memory of meaning in foreign vocabularies. The study was based on the cognitive processing hierarchy theory of Craik and Lockhart (1972), the memory trace theory of McClelland and Rumelhart (1986) and the memory trace theory of cognitive psychology. The subjects were non-English…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Memorization, Cognitive Psychology, Role
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Zhang, Juan; Meng, Yaxuan; Fan, Xitao; Ortega-Llebaria, Marta; Ieong, Sao Leng – Educational Psychology, 2018
In English, positions of lexical stress in disyllabic words are associated with word categories; that is, nouns tend to be stressed more often on the first syllable, whereas verbs are more likely to be stressed on the second syllable (i.e. "sub"ject (noun) vs. sub"ject" (verb)). This phenomenon, which is called the stress…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonology
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