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Song, Xiaomei – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Fairness and social justice has been the subject of much discussion in educational research, and concerns about fairness are paramount in the milieu of high-stakes admission testing. This study explored stakeholders' perceptions of the fairness of a high-stakes graduate school admission test, the Graduate School Entrance English Examination…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Xu, Qi; Yu, Shulin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
While a number of previous studies have examined the effects and benefits of computer-mediated communication (CMC) peer feedback, little research has taken an action research approach to track the process of EFL students' learning in CMC peer feedback. In this article, we describe an action research project conducted with 26 second-year students…
Descriptors: Action Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Zhang, Xiaodong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
This study investigates how systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based teaching impacted on the adjustment of Chinese minority students to the discourse of academic English writing. Through qualitative analyses of one Chinese college ethnic minority student's interviews, reflections, written documents, and conversations, the study shows that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Academic Discourse, English (Second Language)
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Rao, Zhenhui; Li, Xin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2017
This study investigates the perceptions of error gravity by native and non-native teachers of English in a Chinese context. Drawing on the data collected from a questionnaire, we examined the practices of error evaluation by 22 native English-speaking (NES) teachers and 25 non-native English-speaking (NNES) teachers. Participants were asked to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Zheng, Chunping; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2017
Research on self-efficacy has been a productive field while limited studies have explored language learners' formation of academic self-efficacy. This quantitative study developed an instrument with two questionnaires for assessing English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' formation of self-efficacy and academic self-efficacy. It further…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Weili – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
This article reports on a small-scale intervention study that examined the impact of a metacognitive approach to listening instruction, in the form of a metacognitive pedagogical cycle, on Chinese university English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' listening proficiency and aspects of metacognitive knowledge over 10 weeks. During each week,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Weihong; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
This paper presents an on-going study of the enactment of The International Promotion of Chinese Policy (Chinese characters omitted). It explores how Chinese teaching and learning take place in a Chinese university under the Study in China Programme which allows international students, after a period of intensive Chinese language learning, to…
Descriptors: Chinese, Foreign Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Teng, Lin Sophie; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
This article describes the development and validation of a survey instrument, the "Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire" ("WSMRQ"), designed to measure Chinese university students' reported use of motivational regulation strategies in writing in English as a second/foreign language (L2). Conceptualized…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Writing Strategies, Factor Analysis, Correlation
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Xie, Qing – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
This article reports an investigative study of business communication needs of English major undergraduates and their perceptions of effective business English curriculum in a Chinese university. Surveys in two stages were administered in 2015 during the "Business English Communication" course delivery process to 138 English major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Liu, Meihua – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
The present research examined the associations between foreign language listening anxiety (FLLA) and strategy use (FLLSU) and their predicting effects on test performance of high- and low-proficient Chinese university English as a foreign language learners. 1160 first-year undergraduate non-English majors answered the battery of questionnaires and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Correlation
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Wang, Danping; Adamson, Bob – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
This paper presents perceptions of China's Confucius Institute project held by different stakeholders in China and the USA. A number of studies have been published in each place since the first establishment of Confucius Institutes in 2004, but there has not been a comparative study to date. The study, which draws on media reports related to…
Descriptors: War, Peace, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions across the world. To build research capacity, it is necessary to identify areas of challenges academics face within the academia. This case study focuses on Chinese teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) academics with the purpose of identifying factors…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Peng, Jian – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
The measurement of willingness to communicate (WTC) in a second language (L2) has been pervasive in quantitative research particularly in the context of structural equation modeling. An important prerequisite for this line of research is to establish the psychometric properties of the instrument used to measure L2 WTC. This study involves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication