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Wang, Weiqiang; Shen, Lu – English Language Teaching, 2019
Despite the steady growth in the recruitment and education of MBA students in China, there is a dearth of research on MBA students' perceptions of Business English Writing (BEW) in this context. This paper conducts a qualitative inquiry into Chinese MBA students' perceptions of BEW in English as a foreign language context in China. Forty-four MBA…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Asians, Business Administration Education
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Yuan, Chenjie; González-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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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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Kong, Shan – English Language Teaching, 2019
Online open course has a significant impact on college English teaching, which brings about huge changes in college English teaching concepts, teaching modes, and teaching evaluations. This paper introduces and discusses the construction and application of college English online open course in a vocational college in China. And it also points out…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Online Courses
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Guo, Yi – English Language Teaching, 2019
Learning idioms has always been difficult for L2 learners of English. Drawing on a cognitive linguistic perspective of idiom learning, this paper reports on an empirical study that investigated the effects of incorporating the knowledge of conceptual metaphor and metonymy in L2 classroom instruction of English idioms. The study confirmed the…
Descriptors: Chinese, Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Su, Chao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this paper, I narrate the long process of my encounters with English language learning and teaching, manifesting characteristics of English teaching at different levels of schools in mainland China. After viewing the limitations of English teaching in mainland China from my fresh point of view as a UK visiting scholar, some suggestions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Huang, Qiang – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Blended learning has become a popular instruction mode at all levels of education and across different subject areas in recent years. Researchers believe that paradigm shift exists in different domains of blended learning ranging from pedagogy to teacher roles. The present research, thus, used A 27-item and five-likert questionnaire (the STRI) to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, College Students
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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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Yan, Liping – English Language Teaching, 2019
With the rapid development of mobile information technology and social media networks, it is feasible for college English teachers to get access to social networks such as QQ, Email and MSN as a way of practicing English writing beyond classroom. Similarly, it is also possible for teachers to utilize WeChat Platform where online communities for…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Goria, Cecilia, Ed.; Guetta, Lea, Ed.; Hughes, Neil, Ed.; Reisenleutner, Sandra, Ed.; Speicher, Oranna, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume examines many of the complex issues regarding the language skills and professional competencies acquired by students studying Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at universities in the United Kingdom and across Europe. It also outlines the innovative pedagogical strategies, methods, and resources employed by language academics to help…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Language Teachers
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Minoia, Marilena – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The globalised world in which we live demands multilingual and cross-culturally aware professionals. The role of intercultural awareness is now, more than ever, crucial in the language classroom in order to allow students to become competent and independent adults who will be highly employable beyond graduation. The recently published Companion…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Xie, Qing – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This article reports an investigative study of professional language learning needs of science and language majors in the Chinese university context. Surveys with both rating and open-ended questions and participant observation were conducted with 158 participants from science and language programs who enrolled in business English courses in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Ya-Ting, Huang; Hui-Min, Wang – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The brief report describes an exploratory investigation into changes to three university EFL teachers' teaching practices in a research-intensive university framed by managerialist technologies to improve its visibility and global ranking. The findings revealed that substantial changes have been brought about to their teaching practices in terms…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Guo, Qi; Barrot, Jessie S. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Experts generally believe that written corrective feedback (CF) positively affects writing quality and learners' accurate use of language. However, researchers have not yet identified the most effective type of written CF or sufficiently explored the relation between type of written CF and targeted linguistic category. Thus, this study…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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