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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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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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Chen, Shijun; Wang, Jing – English Language Teaching, 2019
Task-based language teaching on the purpose of enhancing students' communicative skills and involving them actively in the authentic context has long been highlighted in recent years in tertiary English language teaching. This paper proposes a framework of task-based teaching approach and language assessment in intensive reading class based on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Yuntao, Wu – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims at investigating Non-English major students' perception of factors that influencing English proficiency in China. The research was conducted by using a non-experimental quantitative research design by a questionnaire survey. A total 300 Non-English Major students from second year from different duration of learning English in Henan…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Xu, Xiaodong; Pan, Meizhu; Dai, Haoyun; Zhang, Hui; Lu, Yiyi – Second Language Research, 2019
Conjunctions play a crucial role in the construction of a coherent mental representation by signaling coherence relations between clauses, especially for second language users. By using event-related potentials (ERPs), this study aimed to investigate how different conjunctions ("so," "and," "although," or a "full…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Native Language
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Hu, Mingyan; Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Trevaskes, Sue – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
In response to the increasing literature on transnational higher education in host countries, this paper aims to identify prominent factors affecting the quality of transnational higher education in China, as perceived and reported by Chinese host universities. A qualitative data analysis was conducted on 122 self-appraisal reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Universities, International Education
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Tao, Wei – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper analyzes the phenomenon that reducing hours of EFL instruction to non-English majors in Chinese universities gets no response. It first depicts the phenomenon, pointing out that this phenomenon differs greatly from people's response to similar events that happened in the past. It then analyzes the complicated underlying factors from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Cai, Huan; Wang, Meining; Yang, Yingmei – English Language Teaching, 2018
Learning business related courses, especially accounting, in English is a challenge for many Chinese students. The purpose of this study is to provide some insights into the role of the language in accounting learning. We investigate this issue in the program of Teaching Business Related Courses in English for undergraduate students at Guangdong…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Balderston, Genevieve – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the correlation between oral English language proficiency, primary language use, and sense of efficacy by Chinese-speaking teachers using English medium of instruction (EMI) in Chinese university courses. Twenty-one Chinese EMI university teachers participated in the study by completing an online survey to find how these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
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Li, Miao – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of a bilingual education program in social science majors in Chinese education at tertiary level. Participants were 53 undergraduate students enrolled in their third year of an Early Childhood Education program at a university in northwestern China. Students' English proficiency and their attitudes toward the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tang, Xiaokang; Collier, Daniel A.; Witt, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative research was conducted on Chinese international students preparing to study in the United States about their expectation and perception of American universities. It explored motivation for pursuing degrees in the United States, expectations of life in the United States, and plans post-graduation. Findings suggest that these…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
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Ying, Zhang – English Language Teaching, 2018
English writing is regarded as the most difficult task by Chinese EFL learners. Due to the existing problems in present college English writing instruction, teachers fail to provide effective guidance in students' writing process and students report a low level of motivation and confidence in writing tasks. Through purposeful reading discussions…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Xu, Linjing; Xiong, Qingxia; Qin, Yufang – World Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of contexts in the memory of meaning in foreign vocabularies. The study was based on the cognitive processing hierarchy theory of Craik and Lockhart (1972), the memory trace theory of McClelland and Rumelhart (1986) and the memory trace theory of cognitive psychology. The subjects were non-English…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Memorization, Cognitive Psychology, Role
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Zhang, Juan; Meng, Yaxuan; Fan, Xitao; Ortega-Llebaria, Marta; Ieong, Sao Leng – Educational Psychology, 2018
In English, positions of lexical stress in disyllabic words are associated with word categories; that is, nouns tend to be stressed more often on the first syllable, whereas verbs are more likely to be stressed on the second syllable (i.e. "sub"ject (noun) vs. sub"ject" (verb)). This phenomenon, which is called the stress…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonology
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