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Li, Jiuliang – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2018
In language testing programs, different test forms are often used to administer the same test. Demonstrating the comparability of these forms is essential to avoid criticisms of potential test unfairness. However, studies with this objective are scarce. This study aims to investigate the extent to which the picture-prompt writing tasks of three…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Language Tests, Check Lists, Culture Fair Tests
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Troedson, David Andrew; Dashwood, Ann – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
Studies of student satisfaction in higher education settings highlight the contribution of teaching, learning and assessment, institutional status, and the personal factors of self-efficacy, preparedness, and sense of community. Transnational partnership research has identified that similar student satisfaction factors are experienced by mainland…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Sense of Community, Teaching Methods
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Zou, Di; Xie, Haoran – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Many studies have highlighted the importance of personalized learning, and most current e-learning systems are able to personalize materials, activities, etc., based on individualized learner-factors. However, none of the extant word-learning systems provides a personalized learning experience that is guided by a comprehensive word learning…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning
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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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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Absence of critical thinking skills is perceived to be a growing problem among many university students. The production-oriented approach, an initiative to college English instruction reform in mainland China, may offer a better solution to this problem. To cultivate critical thinking skills under this approach, reforms have to be implemented in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language)
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Su, You; Li, Yanyan; Hu, Hening; Rosé, Carolyn P. – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2018
Students' regulation has been conceptualized as an important impetus for effective and efficient collaborative learning. However, little empirical evidence has been reported about language learners' regulatory behaviors in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The purpose of this study is to investigate the occurrence of self and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), College Students, Second Language Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Zhu, Qiyun; Carless, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Peer feedback carries a number of potential benefits to students, yet how they learn in the process remains under-researched. Building on ideas of feedback as dialogue, this study aims to unpack the respective perceptions of the provider and the receiver of peer feedback in relation to the benefits and challenges of dialogue about academic…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Song, Xiaomei – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Fairness and social justice has been the subject of much discussion in educational research, and concerns about fairness are paramount in the milieu of high-stakes admission testing. This study explored stakeholders' perceptions of the fairness of a high-stakes graduate school admission test, the Graduate School Entrance English Examination…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Xu, Qi; Yu, Shulin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
While a number of previous studies have examined the effects and benefits of computer-mediated communication (CMC) peer feedback, little research has taken an action research approach to track the process of EFL students' learning in CMC peer feedback. In this article, we describe an action research project conducted with 26 second-year students…
Descriptors: Action Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Shi, Yinghui; Peng, Changling; Yang, Harrison Hao; MacLeod, Jason – Open Learning, 2018
The study reported here examined college students' academic self-efficacy, 'academic press' and learning achievement, as well as the association between these three variables within learning contexts using interactive whiteboard-based instruction. A quasi-experimental study was conducted using a sample (n = 103) of first-year college students in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Zhang, Zhiguo – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
In the twenty-first century, internationalisation of higher education (HE) has multiple dimensions--contents of curriculum, mobility of students and faculty, technology and programmes, which are all more or less related to English-medium instruction (EMI) policies. Like many other non-English-speaking countries, China's EMI policies are crucial…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Policy
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Li, Xiangdong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
With increasing arguments and evidence suggesting its benefits, First Language (L1) use (including translation exercise) is experiencing a resurrection in Second Language or Foreign Language (SL/FL) classrooms. One form of L1 use is composing comparable and parallel texts, which can be an important pedagogical resource but which has received…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Reaction, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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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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Chen, Hsueh Chu – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study (a) conducted a feature analysis of the spoken data of Chinese university students in pronunciation, grammar, and discourse, (b) investigated the contributions of the discrete linguistic features to the perceptual ratings on foreign accent, comprehensibility, delivery, and general language use. Ten university learners were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Liu, Xinmiao – English Language Teaching, 2018
A longitudinal study was conducted to assess changes in and contributing factors of learner belief for a sample of 70 Chinese foreign language learners. Foreign language proficiency and learner factors such as learner belief and learning strategy were measured four times at approximately fifty-day intervals. The results show that there were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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