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Wei, Hang; Boland, Julie E.; Cai, Zhenguang G.; Yuan, Fang; Wang, Min – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
We report 2 self-paced reading experiments investigating the longevity of structural priming effects in comprehending reduced relative clauses among adult Chinese-speaking learners of English. Experiment 1 showed that structural priming occurred both when prime and target sentences were immediately adjacent and when they were separated by 1 or 2…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Priming, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
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Pu, Shi; Evans, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
While research exists on the effectiveness of pedagogical methods in relation to the development of Chinese students' critical thinking (CT), there has been little research on Chinese students' experiences around CT in relation to their own contexts. This paper reports on the findings of a study that investigated the experiences of the use of CT…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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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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Wang, Zhaozhe – L2 Journal, 2019
L2 writers likely perceive "good academic writing" as impersonal (Hyland, 2002; Shen, 1989; Tang & John, 1999). Yet research has shown that every linguistic and rhetorical choice that a writer makes--including, the presence/absence and different forms of self-mention--potentially reveals the writer's authorial identity (Ivanic,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Academic Language, Persuasive Discourse
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Li, Ying; Somlak, Taylor – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Research on second-language (L2) speech acquisition suggests that audio-visual aids could be effective in helping learners acquire difficult L2 speech sounds (Li, 2016a). However, most previous studies have been restricted to laboratory settings rather than the classroom environment. The present study, therefore, was designed to fill this…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Nonverbal Communication, Pronunciation, Language Tests
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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
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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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Lü, Linqiong – English Language Teaching, 2018
Western teachers working in China often experience cultural conflicts arising from, for instance, the ways that Chinese students perceive face and express criticism. To better understand these face-concerned conflicts, this paper explores the role and significance of email for a group of Chinese students to communicate pedagogical criticism with…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Intercultural Communication, Criticism, Second Language Instruction
Su, Mengwei – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of part-time, on-campus employment on Chinese international undergraduate students' integration and development on American campuses. In doing so, I focused on exploring how Chinese undergraduate students learn English, make friends with the domestic students, shape identities in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Employment, Asians
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Doe, Peter; Lyden, Sarah; Jaikaran-Doe, Seeta; Wang, Xiaolin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate engineering units (subjects) are delivered by Australian academics at two universities in China over a three-week period. Students may choose to transfer to the Australian university to complete the final two years of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree (2+2 program). The aim of this study is to determine what strategies…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Units of Study, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals
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Guo, Lin – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This study takes the initiative to use structural equation modeling (SEM) to explore the interrelationships among metacognitive knowledge, first language (L1) reading ability, second language (L2) proficiency and L2 reading comprehension. Data were collected using an L2 proficiency test, L1 and L2 reading tests and strategy questionnaires with 268…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Native Language, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning
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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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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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