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Zhai, Keyu; Gao, Xing – Cogent Education, 2018
Corrective feedback (CF) and task complexity are two important pedagogical topics in second language acquisition research in recent years, but there is few research investigating effects of CF on speaking task complexity in China's university classroom settings. This research, through conducting different versions of speaking task experiments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Haughton, Noela A. – International Research and Review, 2018
This paper describes the design and initial implementation of the International Leadership in Education Assessment and Pedagogy Practicum (I_LEAP), a short-term experience for preservice educators. The program's design and implementation goals were embodied in two questions. What experiences should be included in a short-term international…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Leadership, Program Implementation
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jin, Yinxing; de Bot, Kees; Keijzer, Merel – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study explores the effects of teacher support and student cohesiveness on foreign language (FL) learning outcomes and compares their effect with that of FL anxiety. One hundred and forty-six first-year Chinese undergraduates of Japanese, who were also learning English, participated in two surveys that were administered over a 2-month interval.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Chen, Jinshi – English Language Teaching, 2017
Legal case brief writing is pedagogically important yet insufficiently discussed for Chinese EFL learners majoring in law. Based on process genre approach and discourse information theory (DIT), the present study designs a corpus-based analytical model for Chinese EFL learners' autonomy in legal case brief writing and explores the process of case…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition)
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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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Dali, Ning – English Language Teaching, 2017
The increase of international exchange in education triggers strong demand for learning English language skills in various academic disciplines among Chinese students, which brings up a wide implementation of EAP (English for academic purposes) learning in universities in China. However, the teaching and learning result do not seem to be as…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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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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Sun, Yanyan; Franklin, Teresa; Gao, Fei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study explored how the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum, an informal online language learning community in China, functioned to support its members to improve their English writing proficiency. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was used as the theoretical framework to explore the existence of teaching presence, cognitive…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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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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Meng, Ji – English Language Teaching, 2017
This research investigated a comparison between the effect of cooperative learning and lecture teaching on Comprehensive English classes in a Chinese Independent College. An empirical study for two semesters was carried out in the forms of pretest, posttest, questionnaire and interviews. While control class was taught in the conventional way,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guiyu, Dai; Yi, Cai – Higher Education Studies, 2017
Business English Teaching aims at cultivating students' ability to analyze and solve problems, improving students' comprehensive language competence and honing their business practical skills. Adhering to the principle of learning by doing and learning by teaching others, Case-Task Based Approach emphasizes students' ability of language use in…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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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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