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Gu, Peter Yongqi – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article reports on the updating and validation of a questionnaire for vocabulary learning strategies. An English as a second language (ESL) version of the "Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire" (VLQ), first published in Gu and Johnson (1996), was created based on its latest version. Two response formats were piloted, that is, a paper…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wei, Hang; Boland, Julie E.; Brennan, Jonathan; Yuan, Fang; Wang, Min; Zhang, Chi – Second Language Research, 2018
Prior work has shown intriguing differences between first language (L1) and second language (L2) comprehension priming of relative clauses. We investigated English reduced relative clause priming in Chinese adult learners of English. Participants of different education levels read sentences in a self-paced, moving window paradigm. Critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lexicology, Priming, Second Language Learning
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Lu, Linqiong – International Education Studies, 2018
The use of videotaped microlectures as a new medium of teaching has been receiving increased attention in China's educational reform agenda. Since 2012, microlecture competitions targeting various levels of education have been held nationwide. However, a top-down contest-based approach, while efficiently popularizing the concept of microlectures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Ethnography
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Li, Aiping; Peng, Tianxiao – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper proposes using video-supported reflection to facilitate EFL students' reflective practice of oral presentations. Based on reflective learning theory, four teaching stages are designed and used in an intensive oral presentation training project: creating reflection scenarios, providing reflection scaffolds, guiding collaborative…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Vignettes
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Zhou, Zhen – English Language Teaching, 2018
The critical thinking ability is an indispensable ability of contemporary college students, and the PBL teaching model abandons the shortcomings of traditional teaching methods, which is more suitable for the development trend of university curriculum teaching reform in China. In order to understand the influence of PBL teaching mode on college…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2018
With the dissemination of knowledge in higher education, the publish or perish principle has become the norm for academics around the world to remain competitive. The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) phenomenon has thus emerged in academia and been utilized as a benchmark for research excellence and tenure considerations. While research has…
Descriptors: Publish or Perish Issue, Faculty Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Walsh, E.; Shou, Y.; Han, J.; Brinker, J. K. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The Ruminative Thought Styles Questionnaire (RTS) conceptualizes rumination as repetitive, recurrent, intrusive, and uncontrollable thinking. This article outlines the development and validation of a Chinese language version of the RTS, the RTS-CH. Following independent translation, back translation, and final translation checking, the factor…
Descriptors: Chinese, Questionnaires, Measurement, Depression (Psychology)
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Teng, Lin Sophie; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Metacognition and Learning, 2018
Motivational regulation has long been recognized as an essential but insufficiently investigated aspect of self-regulated learning (SRL), especially in relation to learning English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) writing. This study intends to fill the gap by investigating the predictive effect of motivational regulation strategies on EFL students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Writing Tests, English (Second Language)
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Zhao, Na; Gao, Fei; Yang, Dazhi – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Limited research has been conducted on how to incorporate computer-supported collaborative learning into translation instruction despite the potential benefits. A study was conducted with a group of college English majors in China to examine the effects of using a social annotation tool to encourage student interaction during translation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Heng, Tang T. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This article contests the narrative of Chinese international students (internationals for short) as passive and problematic to reveal the complexity and fluidity of their experiences. Simultaneously, it troubles the overly linear approach of stage theory in understanding internationals' adjustment. Following nine first- and nine second-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Experience, College Students
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Deng, Lijun – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study designs a project-based flipped learning model for Business English Translation course and tests its efficacy by an empirical study on 65 third-year English major students divided into the experimental class and control class. This study incorporates the learning, teaching and assessment activities of both the students and teachers into…
Descriptors: Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Liu, Sherry – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The language and communication skills of foreign students have long been a concern in U.S. universities. The majority of U.S. universities require foreign students for whom English is not their native language to take English language proficiency tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of admission requirements.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Program Effectiveness
Pei, Li – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of virtual literature circles (VLCs) on Chinese university English as a foreign language (EFL) students' independent English reading. The importance of independent reading for EFL students to develop critical thinking, language proficiency, and good readership was extensively discussed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Production-oriented approach may provide us with a brand new perspective to our current college English reading instruction. Under this approach, teaching reforms need to be initiated in respects of teaching objectives, teaching materials, teaching methods and assessment. Instructors are required to design appropriate output tasks to stimulate…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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