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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Chen, Shijun; Wang, Jing – English Language Teaching, 2019
Task-based language teaching on the purpose of enhancing students' communicative skills and involving them actively in the authentic context has long been highlighted in recent years in tertiary English language teaching. This paper proposes a framework of task-based teaching approach and language assessment in intensive reading class based on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Thongsri, Nattaporn; Shen, Liang; Yukun, Bao – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) in vocabulary learning among English foreign language learners in China with a lens on academic major difference. This study hypothesizes that academic majors including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Huang, Danyan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims to explore the potential use of sentence tree-structure in English grammar teaching in college. After combining Schema Theory and Lexical Chunk Theory, the writer proposed the sentence tree-structure tool and tried to apply it in one of her grammar classes in college. During the teaching process, students were asked to analyze long…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xie, Qing; Chen, Jie – SAGE Open, 2019
This study investigates the communication and learning needs of Master of Business Administration (MBA) business English students and their perceptions of effective curriculum design. The research instruments are two-stage surveys of 99 MBA students from a public university in China. The results of the study show that English is not extensively…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Wang, Weiqiang; Shen, Lu – English Language Teaching, 2019
Despite the steady growth in the recruitment and education of MBA students in China, there is a dearth of research on MBA students' perceptions of Business English Writing (BEW) in this context. This paper conducts a qualitative inquiry into Chinese MBA students' perceptions of BEW in English as a foreign language context in China. Forty-four MBA…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Asians, Business Administration Education
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Huang, Qiang – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Blended learning has become a popular instruction mode at all levels of education and across different subject areas in recent years. Researchers believe that paradigm shift exists in different domains of blended learning ranging from pedagogy to teacher roles. The present research, thus, used A 27-item and five-likert questionnaire (the STRI) to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Xie, Qing – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This article reports an investigative study of professional language learning needs of science and language majors in the Chinese university context. Surveys with both rating and open-ended questions and participant observation were conducted with 158 participants from science and language programs who enrolled in business English courses in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Su, You; Li, Yanyan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest among language educators in implementing and researching collaborative learning in wiki-based learning environments. However, little empirical evidence has been reported about the role of EFL learners' online self-regulating capacity in their collaborative learning. This study used wiki-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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 – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Systemic functional linguistics (SFL) theory focuses on developing language learners' meta-linguistic understanding of the interrelation among linguistic form (grammar/vocabulary), meaning, and context. Guided by SFL when using a mandatory textbook and open educational resources, this study investigates how exposure to this blended teaching and…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dai, Guiyu; Liu, Yang; Cui, Shanmeng – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper uses Edgar Dale's Audio-visual Learning Theory and Jean Piaget's Constructionist Learning Theory as the theoretical framework to conduct two control experimental tests and a questionnaire research to investigate students' impression and expectations toward WeChat public account based mobile learning mode as well as its validity,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Control Groups, Learning Theories
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study investigates students' attitudes toward English graded teaching in North China Electric Power University (NCEPU for short). In essence, differences between learners of different grades and achievement groups were examined with regard to five constructs, namely, their perception of English graded teaching, the impact of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Chen, Hsueh Chu – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study (a) conducted a feature analysis of the spoken data of Chinese university students in pronunciation, grammar, and discourse, (b) investigated the contributions of the discrete linguistic features to the perceptual ratings on foreign accent, comprehensibility, delivery, and general language use. Ten university learners were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Xiaomei, Mai; Quansheng, Mai – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper intends to examine the efficacy of song education to develop English proficiency in China's EFL context. By conducting a comparative study between two parallel classes and analyzing the results of forty-eight questionnaires, the paper reveals the following: 1) song education can help improve pronunciation and intonation skills to a…
Descriptors: Singing, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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