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Cokley, John; Jianlin, Wen; Yanling, Liu; Wenshuai, Xie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current curriculum trends in tertiary journalism and communication education in the People's Republic of China are investigated using information from the websites of the 2,198 Chinese universities that published course lists in December 2013. Of those, 439 offered journalism majors and this article samples 274 of those universities (12.5% of the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Graduates, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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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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Wang, Guoqiao – English Language Teaching, 2018
Lack of cultural awareness and insufficient cultural background knowledge directly obstruct students' learning competence in college English teaching. Therefore, it's of great importance to enhance students' cultural awareness and develop their background knowledge about the target culture. This paper intends to illustrate the influence of…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wen, Qiufang – Language Teaching, 2018
The production-oriented approach (POA) has been developed over ten years to overcome the weaknesses in English instruction in tertiary education in Mainland China. The POA tries to integrate the strengths of Western instructional approaches with Chinese contextual features and consists of three components: (a) teaching principles; (b) teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ping, Wang – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
This article starts with a review of definitions of bilingualism. It then discusses the definition of bilingual education with its focus on the analysis of bilingual competence. It is subsequently suggested that a theoretical hard nut to be cracked in today's bilingual research is to establish the scope of discussion of bilingualism models meeting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tang, Lingying – English Language Teaching, 2016
Critical thinking has drawn great concern from researchers in America and western world since 1980s. Chinese researchers have come to realize the fundamental function of critical thinking for innovation. However, it does not take effect to cultivate students' critical thinking in English classroom. English classroom activities are generally…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Students, Asians, Foreign Countries
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Ping, Wang – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2016
There is a trend towards the shift of the Uyghur language as the language of instruction in schools in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. This article presents several examples of such a shift first and then it reviews the concept of language rights (LR) and applies them to the current situation of the Uyghur language in education…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Language Maintenance, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Yuan, Yang; Fang, Lu – English Language Teaching, 2016
Our country is a multi-ethnic country with plentiful national culture achievements, and the development of the national culture shows a trend of diversity, so cultural identity construction is particularly important. Article analyzes the concept of national identity, the relation between cultural identity and ethnic identity, the present situation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, English Instruction, College English
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Robertson, Susan L.; Kedzierski, Matt – Language Learning Journal, 2016
This paper examines the rise and rise of a range of individual, institutional, national and regional mobility projects in the global higher education sector, and explores the implications of these dynamics for the economisation, and thus instrumentalisation, of English as a global language, as a medium of instruction and a competitive advantage.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Confucianism
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He, Xiaojun; Niao, Lina – English Language Teaching, 2015
Although Chinese college students have studied English for many years, they still have much difficulty in writing a good paper. There are many factors resulting in their inability to write well, such as students' lack of vocabulary, having a poor knowledge of grammar, language transfer, and so on. But, of these factors, the negative transfer of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ping, Wang – Journal of Pedagogy, 2015
The theme of the paper is to reveal how well-prepared pre-service teachers think they are. It aims at reviewing the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 cohorts studying for a BA in TEFL at a university by examining the impact and the effectiveness of four-year pre-service English education in a Chinese university context, and what needs to be improved and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Tuo; Zhang, Beili – English Language Teaching, 2015
This article discusses the importance of functional grammar and demonstrates its application to the teaching of reading among graded college students. Functional grammar holds that a discourse is composed of two levels: the interior level and the exterior level. Therefore, reading activities involve both linguistic elements and contexts.…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhu, Wenzhong; Liu, Xuyang – English Language Teaching, 2014
Business English in China has evolved into a degree programme from an ESP teaching programme in the past decades. The degree programme of Business English major intends to cultivate multi-skilled talents of foreign language to better satisfy the real needs of society and economy through curriculum design and teaching method innovation activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Zhu, Wenzhong; Liu, Dan – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Based on a review of the literature on ESP and needs analysis, this paper is intended to offer some theoretical supports and inspirations for BE instructors to develop BE curricula for business contexts. It discusses how the theory of need analysis can be used in Business English curriculum design, and proposes some principles of BE curriculum…
Descriptors: Business English, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fleming, David H. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
In this article I explore the pedagogical value of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's philosophical concepts for helping make an "event" of thought, with a view towards fostering deep learning in Chinese students' learning theory and criticism in a second language. Paying attention to the qualitative role of bodies, humour and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Confucianism, Learning Theories
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