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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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Zhu, Lei; Reeves, Peter – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to surface themes which may influence Chinese students' decision making in relation to postgraduate study in international universities. Design/methodology/approach The study utilises a semi-structured qualitative interview methodology (n=15). Findings: The main findings are discussed according to the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad
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God, Yu Tim; Zhang, Hongzhi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In recent years, over half a million Chinese students travelled abroad to study, making China the largest source of international students in the global higher education market. A large Chinese population on campus does not, however, generate prolific interactions between them and local students. Language barriers and cultural distance are…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Foreign Students, College Students, Study Abroad
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Ge, Lin; Brown, Douglas; Durst, Douglas – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study employs ethnographic inquiry to present the lived experiences of Chinese international students while attending the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. The findings display the transformative experiences of this group, including language acquisition, academic and social challenges, and the strategies by which the cultural…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Students, Educational Experience, Asians
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Tang, Xiaokang; Collier, Daniel A.; Witt, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative research was conducted on Chinese international students preparing to study in the United States about their expectation and perception of American universities. It explored motivation for pursuing degrees in the United States, expectations of life in the United States, and plans post-graduation. Findings suggest that these…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
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God, Yu Tim; Zhang, Hongzhi – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
English is an important medium for global communication but its use in different communities is inevitably shaped by their local languages and cultures. International education research shows that differences in English language practices could introduce difficulties and stress into intercultural communication between international and host…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nuske, Kyle – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
World Englishes has become a robust field of inquiry as scholars pursue more nuanced understandings of linguistic localization and multilinguals' negotiations of language differences. Yet research demonstrates that teachers and learners of English as a foreign language continue, albeit in a partially conflicted way, to believe that prestigious…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Ma, Xiuli; Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This inquiry explored 68 pre-service perceptions and aspirations of Teaching Chinese as an International Language (TCIL) teachers by analysing the metaphors they used to describe themselves as teachers. The inquiry revealed that the participants used a variety of metaphors to project the images of themselves as pre-service TCIL teachers. The…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Language Usage, Language Teachers, Asians
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Yu, Shulin; Hu, Guangwei – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Informed by Vygotsky's conceptualization of the Zone of Proximal Development, this case study investigated the benefits of peer feedback on second language (L2) writing for students with high L2 proficiency and the factors that may influence their learning in peer feedback in the Chinese English-as-a-foreign-language context. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Sociocultural Patterns, Recall (Psychology)
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Liu, Jie; Edwards, Viv – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
Attention to trilingual education programmes in China has tended to focus on basic education; there had been little attention to date on the higher education sector. This paper will attempt to bridge this gap by exploring a Yi-English-Chinese trilingual education programme through case studies of three Yi students, using the "River of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Zhan, Li – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study sets out to investigate a teacher's and her students' perceptions of written teacher feedback in a college English as a foreign language (EFL) writing class in China. Essays, questionnaires, and interviews were employed to identify the types of feedback given by the teacher, the perceptions and preferences of students and the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Teng, Feng – TESL-EJ, 2016
The present study was conducted in the context of learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with the purpose of assessing the roles of breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge in academic listening comprehension. The Vocabulary Size Test (VST, Nation & Beglar, 2007) and the Word Associates Test (WAT, Read, 2004) were administered to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Xianghua; Li, Wenxiu – International Education Studies, 2016
The foreign students' education has a great influence on the internationalization of higher education and the reputation of university. Since the 21st century, the foreign students' education has developed rapidly and has been extending continuously in Shandong Province. However, a series of problems still exist, such as the imperfect of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, International Education, Foreign Countries
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