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Niu, Ruiying – Language Awareness, 2009
It is now generally agreed that "output" functions to promote language learning through focus on form. Empirical studies reveal that oral communicative tasks can arouse learners' negotiation of meaning, but they are not so effective in bringing about focus on form. Hence, researchers have suggested using collaborative writing tasks to…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Li, Yongyan; Flowerdew, John – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2009
It has been recognized that English as the language of international scholarship represents a more complex picture in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) than in science and engineering, with multilingual scholars in the HSS often negotiating international engagement and local commitment by publishing both in English and their first language.…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Research Universities, Multilingualism, Audiences
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McPherron, Paul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent communicative language teaching reforms in China have focused on the creative use of English in classroom activities. In response to these reforms, many students have chosen to use English names in classroom, online, and professional contexts, particularly with foreign teachers. Based at a university closely linked to national teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Tran, Ly Thi – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2009
The study reported in this paper examines the experiences of Chinese and Vietnamese international students in engaging in their institutional written discourse at an Australian university. The study highlights the significance of exploring the real accounts of the students as the "insiders" and uncovering students' individual potential…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Lee, David Y. W.; Chen, Sylvia Xiao – Journal of Second Language Writing, 2009
In many mainland Chinese universities, undergraduate students specializing in English language and applied linguistics are required to write a dissertation, in English, of about 5000 words exploring some aspect of original research. This is a task which is of considerable difficulty not only at the genre or discourse level but also at the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Writing (Composition)
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Van Auken, Stuart; Wells, Ludmilla G.; Borgia, Daniel – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2009
This research presents a case study of a joint business degree program between an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB-I) accredited business school in the United States and a Chinese PhD granting partner university. The case investigates the impact of a U.S.-based curriculum, taught by U.S. instructors and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Gan, Zhengdong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2009
Although cultural stereotypes of Asian students as being prone to rote learning, passive and teacher-dependent have been under criticism, the issue of the extent to which Asian heritage culture impacts on Asian students' learning attitudes and behaviour warrants further investigation. This paper reports on an empirical study which compares…
Descriptors: Asians, Student Attitudes, Stereotypes, Rote Learning
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Zhang, Ying; Elder, Catherine – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2009
The College English Test-Spoken English Test is a nationwide spoken English test designed to assess the oral communicative ability of Chinese university and college students who have undertaken compulsory English study at a Chinese university. This article describes the test and evaluates it in terms of reliability, validity, authenticity,…
Descriptors: Test Results, Language Tests, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Meihua; Jackson, Jane – TESL Canada Journal, 2009
Reticence in foreign language classes has long been a challenge for both teachers and students. With the advent of globalization, there is a pressing need for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers to help reticent students develop the skills and confidence needed to take an active role in oral English lessons. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Speech Communication, Class Activities, Interpersonal Communication
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Gu, Mingyue – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2009
There are abundant studies of second/foreign language learning motivation. However, there appears to be insufficient research into how language learners' discourses mediate the construction of their learning/motivation. This paper investigated the discursive construction of two English language learners' motivation in a comprehensive university in…
Descriptors: College English, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Discourse Analysis
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Davis, Larry – Language Testing, 2009
The use of pair work in speaking assessment may encourage collaboration in the classroom and has other advantages (Saville & Hargreaves, 1999; Taylor, 2000) but from a measurement perspective, the paired oral format may be problematic because a partner may unfairly influence an examinee's performance or otherwise bias scores. In this study,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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He, Deyuan; Li, David C. S. – World Englishes, 2009
In this paper we shall first try to define the term "China English" (with our own definition of this term deliberated in the "Discussion" section) as a performance variety in the larger conceptualization of World Englishes. Following that, we will adduce some linguistic features of "China English" from the relevant…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Phonology, Teaching Models, Syntax
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Zhao, Na – English Language Teaching, 2009
This paper attempts to tap the relationship between metacognitive strategy training and vocabulary learning of college students through a five week training program. It aims to answer the following question: Can metacognitive strategy training facilitate vocabulary learning of Chinese college students? Both questionnaire and tests were used in the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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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
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Wu, Baiyinna – English Language Teaching, 2009
In Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, many Mongolian students are learning English as a third language. In the process of L3 teaching and learning, their mother tongue Mongolian, second language Chinese and target language English are involved. The present paper aims to find out teachers' and students' opinions of the use of the three languages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Chinese, Languages
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