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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Danping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This article deals with the reality and complexity of emergent translanguaging in foreign language classrooms. The influx of international learners of Chinese has resulted in linguistically diverse classrooms, posing huge challenges to the monolingual teaching approach that prevails in most Chinese language classrooms. This paper explores what…
Descriptors: Chinese, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Usage
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Jiang, Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; May, Stephen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This paper reports on a classroom-based investigation into a tertiary English-medium instruction (EMI) programme in China, with a focus on subject teachers' perceptions and practices in EMI and students' motivation and needs in English learning. Given a lacuna in existing EMI research, it examined how EMI instruction was delivered by subject…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tsai, Shu-Chiao – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
The implementation of interactive courseware within a task-based learning (TBL) approach was conducted for English Writing for Business to Chinese students in an applied foreign languages department housed in a university of technology. The development of the interactive courseware is based on Mayer's multimedia learning theory, which allows…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Courseware, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Liu, Huiying – English Language Teaching, 2019
An action research (AR) was implemented to see if the proposed Task-based CLIL model is effective in achieving the dual goals of content and language learning among Chinese education majors. A questionnaire and a focus group interview were conducted to collect data from the students to see how they perceived the model with their own experience of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Course Content, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Yu, Zhonggen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
The last two decades have witnessed a large number of studies on the flipped classroom. Learning attitudes, interest and intrinsic motivation in mobile device-aided flipped English class (MFC) has, however, seldom been studied in comparison with the traditional video-aided flipped English class (VFC). Randomly selecting 375 participants and using…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes
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Teo, Timothy; Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Modern Language Journal, 2019
In light of popular nationalism on the rise in China and Japan, this inquiry develops and validates a survey instrument to document university students' motivation to learn Japanese in mainland China and explore how the learning of a foreign language may lead to better cross-cultural understanding. A total number of 398 Chinese learners of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Japanese
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Thongsri, Nattaporn; Shen, Liang; Yukun, Bao – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) in vocabulary learning among English foreign language learners in China with a lens on academic major difference. This study hypothesizes that academic majors including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Huang, Danyan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims to explore the potential use of sentence tree-structure in English grammar teaching in college. After combining Schema Theory and Lexical Chunk Theory, the writer proposed the sentence tree-structure tool and tried to apply it in one of her grammar classes in college. During the teaching process, students were asked to analyze long…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gan, Zhengdong; Hoi, Cathy; Schumacker, Randall – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been strongly promulgated by an increasing number of education systems internationally, little research is available that investigates students' responses to such AfL innovations, particularly in a Chinese learning context. There is a need to research and evaluate the AfL practices introduced and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Wang, Yang; Zheng, Yuebo – TESOL Journal, 2019
In this study, college English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in mainland China for the first time explored their reading process through collaborative retrospective miscue analysis (CRMA). In pairs, they interviewed each other about reading interests, beliefs, and strategies; read aloud and retold texts to each other; marked each other's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Wang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The present study explores the under-researched area of collocation use with learners from different proficiency levels. The study investigates different types of collocations and the learners' elaboration of their collocation use. A total of 194 students from three different years of study in a Chinese university wrote compositions on the same…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Qian, David D.; Pan, Mingwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Politeness has been a source of inspiration for research in pragmatics and inter- and intra-cultural communication. However, the existing literature focusses more on how politeness is realized in the context of first language use. Few studies have investigated the issue related to the use of English by second language learners from varying…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Business Communication, Letters (Correspondence)
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Yang, Liu; Tong, Yang; Siyuan, Xu – International Education Studies, 2019
This research aims to verify the effectiveness and practicability of Liulishuo, an English-learning APP, in improving college students' oral English. The research adopts different student groups according to their different listening levels, and compares the scores of the pre- and post-practice tests of the control groups and the feedback analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Yuan, Chenjie; Gonz├ílez-Fuente, Santiago; Baills, Florence; Prieto, Pilar – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
Recent studies on the learning of L2 prosody have suggested that pitch gestures can enhance the learning of the L2 lexical tones. Yet it remains unclear whether the use of these gestures can aid the learning of L2 intonation, especially by tonal-language speakers. Sixty-four Mandarin speakers with basic-level Spanish were asked to learn three…
Descriptors: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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