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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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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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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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Crosthwaite, Peter – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
An increasing number of studies have looked at the value of corpus-based data-driven learning (DDL) for second language (L2) written error correction, with generally positive results. However, a potential conundrum for language teachers involved in the process is how to provide feedback on students' written production for DDL. The study looks at…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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Wei, Wei – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The use of integrated skills tasks in language tests has been debated for many years and international English test developers such as Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Pearson Tests of English (PTE) already use such tests to assess English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' language proficiency. Empirical research has rarely investigated…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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Gao, Xianwei; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Qzone weblog is one of the most popular weblogs in China. This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback to facilitate Business English writing among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by NVivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semistructured interviews, Business English writing assignments, and…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Jiuliang – Irish Educational Studies, 2016
In language learning contexts, writing tasks that involve reading of source texts are often used to elicit more authentic integrative language use. Thus, interests in researching these read-to-write tasks in general and as assessment tasks keep growing. This study examined and modeled the process of summary writing as a read-to-write integrated…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Protocol Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Wu, Xi; Tarc, Paul – L2 Journal, 2016
This paper engages the perspectives of teachers working in an English language department of a vocational college in China. It takes a transdisciplinary approach, applying constructs from the fields of comparative education, postcolonial theories in education, and critical applied linguistics to a case study of English language teaching; while the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Buendía Arias, Ximena Paola – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This research seeks to gain deeper understanding of learner autonomy in English as a Foreign Language students from different cultures through the identification and analysis of similarities and differences between Chinese and Colombian students from two public universities: Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China and Universidad Surcolombiana…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians
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Griffiths, Carol; Cansiz, Gökhan – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The language learning strategy question has been debated on a number of levels, including definition, the strategy/success relationship and strategy coordination. In addition, awareness has been steadily growing of the importance of taking an holistic view of the strategy phenomenon and examining strategies not just in isolation but as part of an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews
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Wang, Chao; Yan, Jiaolan; Liu, Bao – English Language Teaching, 2014
Based on Bailey's washback model, in respect of participants, process and products, the present empirical study was conducted to find the actual washback effects of the internet-based College English Test Band 4 (IB CET-4). The methods adopted are questionnaires, class observation, interview and the analysis of both the CET-4 teaching and testing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Wei, Yuehong – English Language Teaching, 2013
In China, English classroom is the main place of English language acquisition. Therefore, how to improve English classroom teaching effectively has become the scholars' concern. This paper reports a study conducted at North China Electric Power University on the functions of western cultural nonverbal behaviors in English classroom in China.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonverbal Communication, Asians, English (Second Language)
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Abdullah, Umar – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2011
Interaction in English as an International Language (EIL) setting provides myriad opportunities for negotiation of meaning, arguably beneficial for language acquisition. The present study aims at finding out how meaning is negotiated in EIL interaction among two groups of postgraduate TESOL international students from two Asian countries,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Xu, Jianping – English Language Teaching, 2009
This thesis reports a survey study of the autonomous L2 learning by 100 first-year non-English-major Chinese post-graduates via the instruments of a questionnaire and semi-structured interview after the questionnaire. It attends to address the following research question: To what extent do Chinese postgraduate students conduct autonomous L2…
Descriptors: Independent Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Graduate Students