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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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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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Lü, Linqiong – English Language Teaching, 2018
Western teachers working in China often experience cultural conflicts arising from, for instance, the ways that Chinese students perceive face and express criticism. To better understand these face-concerned conflicts, this paper explores the role and significance of email for a group of Chinese students to communicate pedagogical criticism with…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Intercultural Communication, Criticism, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Zhu, Qiyun; Carless, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Peer feedback carries a number of potential benefits to students, yet how they learn in the process remains under-researched. Building on ideas of feedback as dialogue, this study aims to unpack the respective perceptions of the provider and the receiver of peer feedback in relation to the benefits and challenges of dialogue about academic…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Li, Xiangdong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
With increasing arguments and evidence suggesting its benefits, First Language (L1) use (including translation exercise) is experiencing a resurrection in Second Language or Foreign Language (SL/FL) classrooms. One form of L1 use is composing comparable and parallel texts, which can be an important pedagogical resource but which has received…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Reaction, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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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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Jin, Li – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Different from the traditional term language input, affordance, an ecological term, has been deployed to analyze the perceived opportunities for second language (L2) learning an environment provides to L2 learners. L2 learning occurs only when the semiotic resources in the environment resonate with the learner's capacities such as their abilities,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Educational Environment, Linguistic Input
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Lei, Jiang; Lin, Yuewu – English Language Teaching, 2018
Mediation theory facilitates teachers and students to tackle the barriers in English teaching and learning process. It offers a sound systematic theoretical fort on which teachers could rely, redefines teachers' roles and functionings in the process of learners' cognitive development and growing self-regulations. The famous psychologist Lev…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wei, Jing – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Thematic progression (TP) patterns used in English leaner essays provide clues as to how they organize information and develop important concepts in their essays. This quasi-experimental research proved that instruction in TP produced positive effects on Chinese college students' use of linear progressions, constant progressions and new Themes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Essays
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The advancement of computer technologies has brought a plethora of technological innovations in educational settings. It is no exception in teacher training and education programmes around the world as the growth of professionalism has made the distance doctoral programmes possible for mid-career English language teaching (ELT) practitioners. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Pluralism
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Bai, Lifang; Hu, Guangwei – Educational Psychology, 2017
Automated writing evaluation (AWE) systems can provide immediate computer-generated quantitative assessments and qualitative diagnostic feedback on an enormous number of submitted essays. However, limited research attention has been paid to locally designed AWE systems used in English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom contexts. This study…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Evaluation, Automation, Essay Tests
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Li, Qi – English Language Teaching, 2017
This article reports on a case study that investigated changes in the motivation of Chinese ESL learners over a three month period of residence in an English-speaking environment. The participants consisted of 11 Chinese ESL learners, who were tertiary students and taking general or academic English courses in New Zealand. They took part in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Van Horn, Jordan – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2017
This case study analyzed data from an asynchronous written mediated exchange between a native speaker and nonnative speaker of English. Three methods of analysis-error analysis, propositional complexity (idea units), and qualitative analysis were used to analyze learner performance over time. The results from these methods were visualized and…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Case Studies, Applied Linguistics, Error Analysis (Language)
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