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Zheng, Yongyan – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2012
The paper reports on a longitudinal multiple-case study that probed into four advanced university-level Chinese EFL learners' situated vocabulary learning experiences and explored the role of L2 motivation in their productive vocabulary development. In the study, Lexical Frequency Profile analysis and semi-structured interviews were conducted with…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Peng, Jian-E. – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2012
This article reports on a multiple-case study designed to investigate factors influencing willingness to communicate (WTC) in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom in China. Four university students participated in this study; data were collected through semi-structured interviews, learning journals recorded by the students, and…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language)
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Peng, Jian-E. – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
Drawing on an ecological perspective, this paper reports on an investigation into the changes in one first-year college student's beliefs about English teaching and learning since his enrollment. These changes in beliefs are part of the empirical findings of a multiple-case study conducted in the Chinese EFL context. Semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Interviews, Data Analysis
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Qi, Yan; Ding, Yanren – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
The literature on formulaic language lacks sufficient research on how L2 learners make progress in native-like formulaicity of their target language. This study analyzed the use of formulaic sequences (FSs) by 56 Chinese university English majors in their prepared monologues at the beginning and end of a three-year period and compared the student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Woodrow, Lindy – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article describes a research project into the self-efficacy and anxiety of college English students at four universities in China. A total of 738 participants completed a questionnaire measuring self-efficacy and anxiety in writing in English. This was immediately followed by a writing task. The questionnaire used a seven point Likert type…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Questionnaires
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Gu, Mingyue – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2009
There are abundant studies of second/foreign language learning motivation. However, there appears to be insufficient research into how language learners' discourses mediate the construction of their learning/motivation. This paper investigated the discursive construction of two English language learners' motivation in a comprehensive university in…
Descriptors: College English, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Discourse Analysis