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Gao, Jianwu; Ma, Shuang – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
This study investigated whether the effect of two forms of computer-automated metalinguistic corrective feedback in drills transferred to subsequent writing tasks. The English simple past tense, a learned structure, was selected as the target structure. Participants included 117 intermediate learners of English as a foreign language assigned to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Metalinguistics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Drills (Practice)
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Peng, Yuanzhen – English Language Teaching, 2019
Faced with the rapid development of Internet, it has become not inconvenient to be immersed in English environment. This paper attempts to explore the cultivation of non-English major students' English autonomous learning ability. Some practical strategies have been proposed based on observations over genuine English teaching and learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nonmajors
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Cai, Honggai – English Language Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of continuation writing on the usages of the second language in the argumentative writing. The research questions in this study are as follows: 1) Whether the language application of the second language learner exists in coordination with the reading text; 2) Whether the continuation writing…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Computational Linguistics, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Kissau, Scott; Davin, Kristin; Wang, Chuang; Haudeck, Helga; Rodgers, Marion; Du, Lixia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In response to the critical shortage of foreign language teachers internationally, school districts around the world are employing a variety of recruitment strategies, including conducting international searches. While these strategies may help to fill foreign language teacher vacancies, they lack a strong research base, as little is known about…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Language Teachers, Career Choice, Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Yanfang; Chen, Pengfei; Yu, Tao – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study aimed at applying English reading and writing strategies' training to improve the low English proficiency students' competence of English reading and writing. It was a quasi-experiment design. In total, 70 non-English major undergraduates at a private university in China participated in the research, 35 students in the experimental…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Writing Strategies, Learning Strategies, Language Proficiency
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Han, Chao – Language Testing, 2019
Summative assessment of interpretation is widely conducted in interpreting courses/programs to inform high-stakes decision making, such as the selection, certification, and conferral of academic degrees. Yet there has been very limited empirical research to investigate the score dependability of summative interpretation assessment. The present…
Descriptors: Generalization, Decision Making, Summative Evaluation, Evaluators
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Wu, Hantian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study investigates China's international student recruitment strategy and policies as a dimension of its present approach of using higher education internationalisation for soft power and image enhancement. An exploratory survey of international graduate students in English instruction programmes in education-related majors in three Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Zhu, Yan; Wang, Beilei – Language Awareness, 2019
This article reports on a large-scale survey study investigating EFL learners' beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF). A 44-item questionnaire tapping into learners' beliefs about corrective feedback was administered to 2670 Chinese EFL learners. These learners were from 15 Chinese universities in 14 provinces and municipalities across the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Badger, James – Higher Education Studies, 2019
The attention to fostering learners' critical thinking and creativity skills in secondary school and college students is growing in Western and non-Western countries. This study investigated the integration of a creativity and critical thinking course in an Intensive English Programs (IEP) to determine how the same course may contribute to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Foreign Students
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Min, Qiusha; Wang, Zhifeng; Liu, Neng – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Recently, there has been a rapidly growing trend in non-English-speaking countries for English to be adopted as the medium of instruction in higher education. Consequently, it has become necessary to conduct research that will guide lecturers in effectively adopting (EMI) on campus. This paper presents a blended learning strategy that integrates a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction
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Jiang, Anne Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language and Education, 2019
To promote English learning is an alleged benefit of implementing English-medium-instruction (EMI). However, English learning is supposed to occur incidentally in most EMI contexts. From the linguistic-ecological perspective, incidental language learning is premised on two conditions: linguistic inputs are perceived by learners as affordances,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Shi, Weixuan; Han, Ligang – English Language Teaching, 2019
Learner autonomy has become a hot topic and goal in the research of foreign language education. However, it is the most difficult question to define language learner autonomy and any answer to it is likely to be subjective. On the basis of expounding upon the different definitions concerning the research on learner autonomy in language teaching…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2019
This case study explores how English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) learners reconstructed their writing beliefs when exposed to a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)--based writing curriculum. The study was conducted through qualitative content analyses of four EFL students' interviews, journal entries, teacher/peer feedback, as well as their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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