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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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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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Li, Zhan; Harfitt, Gary James – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
This paper examines a ubiquitous yet under-studied area of language pedagogy, namely materials usage. It explores teachers' enactment of curriculum materials by focusing on English language education (ELE) teachers' use of prescribed textbooks to plan and deliver lessons at the tertiary level in Mainland China. A qualitative multi-case study…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Case Studies, Material Development, Faculty Development
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Luo, Na; Hyland, Ken – Written Communication, 2017
Many EAL (English as an Additional Language) scholars enlist text mediators' support when faced with the challenges of writing for international publication. However, the contributions these individuals are able to make in improving scientific manuscripts remains unclear, especially when language professionals such as English teachers do this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Diao, Wenhao – Applied Linguistics, 2016
This article reports on the peer socialization of gendered Mandarin practices between three American students and their Chinese roommates in a college dorm in China. Gender is often perceived to be a salient identity category among adult L2 learners overseas. Drawing on the language socialization framework (Ochs and Schieffelin 1984), this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Socialization, Mandarin Chinese
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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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Que, Hua; Li, Xuemei – TESL-EJ, 2015
This study looks into the changing voice of Chinese Post-80s' students in English academic writing. Data were collected qualitatively through interviews with four Chinese Post-80s overseas graduate students and through an examination of their English essays with a focus on discursive features. Findings indicate that Chinese Post-80s' voice is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Muthanna, Abdulghani; Miao, Pei – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This article outlines the necessity for investigating the attitudes of local students towards the use of the English-medium instruction (EMI) strategy in their programs in China. It starts by presenting an overview of English as a global language, how English is emphasized in China, and briefly presents the concept of "Attitude" and how…
Descriptors: Asians, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Zhanfang – English Language Teaching, 2015
Connecting reading and writing, proposed by many scholars, is realized in this case study. The 30 participants in this study are the English majors of the third year in one School of Foreign Languages in Beijing. They are encouraged to write journals every week, based on the source text materials in their Intensive Reading class, with the final…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Majors (Students)
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Zhang, Haisen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
As one of the emerging technologies, the Second Life virtual world provides learners of English as a Foreign Language with a unique opportunity of learning authentic language with native and non-native speakers of English in a virtual environment. It enables them to learn the target language in a real-life-like social communication environment. To…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Simulation
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Zhao, Zhongbao – English Language Teaching, 2013
This paper reports the verification of the consequential validity of a Diagnostic College English Speaking Test. A case study was conducted with 28 sophomore students from a national key university in China engaged in seven sets of DCEST tests. The analysis of the DCEST scores of the students in the experiment group indicates that progress has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diagnostic Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Chen, Qiuxian; Kettle, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; May, Lyn – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2013
Formative assessment is increasingly being implemented through policy initiatives in Chinese educational contexts. As an approach to assessment, formative assessment derives many of its key principles from Western contexts, notably through the work of scholars in the UK, the USA and Australia. The question for this paper is the ways that formative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2013
Workplace influences on Chinese Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) academics' development as researchers were examined in two Chinese higher education institutions in this qualitative collective case study. Data sources included research documentation and interviews with 12 Chinese TEFL academics. Both institutions were keen on research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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