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Abdur Razzaka, Md; Serajul Islamb, Md; Hossainc, Sharowar; Jiang, Jinzhang – Online Submission, 2019
This paper presents the current status of Google as the world-wide popular search engine and Baidu as the top ranked search engine in China. Although Google is band in China mainland since 2010, it studies the connectivity of both platforms in China. Both the platforms are providing translation services where, being an international language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Search Engines, Translation
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Li, Ying – Online Submission, 2018
In much previous research, language listeners were found to perform differently when listening to a second language (L2) spoken in foreign/native accents. Influential factors have not been ascertained. This study aimed to gain new insights into this issue. 82 Mandarin speakers of different L2 (English) proficiency and different degrees of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
Yang, Gui Ying; Wu, Rui Ting – Online Submission, 2018
Many Chinese students shy away from English and they do not feel confidence in using English academically and socially. This paper aims to examine factors that have an impact on effective English teaching and learning in the Chinese context. Three aspects including characteristics of English learners, distinctions between English and Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Young Children
Guadagni, Donald – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this article is an examination of methods and result used in modifying classroom management and curriculum delivery in the mainland China post-secondary education system to enhance language acquisition skills. Using hybridized methods to optimize these academic and environmental variables requires merging both national and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Marek, Michael W. – Online Submission, 2015
This paper is a slightly revised version of a keynote address given at the 2015 National Quemoy University English Conference, Reimagining the Teaching of Language, Literature, and Culture, in Kinmen, Taiwan, on 5 June 2015. The author contends that teaching English as a Foreign Language is changing rapidly, and successful teachers and scholars…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Cai, Hansong; Cai, Luna Jing – Online Submission, 2015
This research investigates cross-linguistic influence in the comprehension of L3 French past tense. A close examination was made on the L1 (Chinese) and L2 (English) transfer patterns among 20 English majors in their early acquisition of L3 French passé compose (PC). Data were collected through introspective think-aloud protocol in a comprehension…
Descriptors: Language Role, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Chinese
Guadagni, Donald – Online Submission, 2015
This instructional paper examines the lack of L2 English skills demonstrated by Chinese post-secondary education students and the results of empiric testing to determine what key language functions were missing from a student's tool box when exiting their primary education phase.The identification of these skills and ability gaps allowed for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Total Quality Management, English (Second Language)
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Carmo, Mafalda, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015-END 2015, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 27 to 29 of June. Education, in our contemporary world, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
Sit, Helena Hing Wa – Online Submission, 2013
Both the Mainland and Hong Kong have witnessed the trend of educational internationalisation since the handover. The recruitment of non-local students is regarded as an important strategy to internalise universities in Hong Kong. Within Hong Kong's western-style educational setting, an increasing number of Mainland students attracted by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Foreign Countries
Zhang, Weiwen – Online Submission, 2012
Based on a series of official published documents and relevant research reports, the paper make a brief introduction to foreign languages education policies in China, which included national English teaching guidance, national English language textbooks, national English curriculum standard and the massive English teachers training program, etc.…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
Haley, Marjorie Hall – Online Submission, 2012
A dialogic approach to teaching and learning is not a new phenomenon. However, using technology as a mediated platform (email, Skype and blackboard) to allow pre-service teachers in two culturally and linguistically diverse countries to openly communicate and share ideas about teaching and learning is somewhat unique. The present study reports on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Foreign Countries
Shen, Lin; Suwanthep, Jitpanat – Online Submission, 2011
Recently, speaking has played an increasingly important role in second/foreign language settings. However, in many Chinese universities, EFL students rarely communicate in English with other people effectively. The existing behavioristic role plays on New Horizon College English (NHCE) e-learning do not function successfully in supplementing EFL…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Speech Communication
Cumming, Brett – Online Submission, 2011
Although generally acknowledged as complex and multidimensional, bilingual education, when successful, plays an important role in maintaining and developing bilingualism, resulting in numerous benefits to those who undertake it. This essay will discuss the necessary components and principles of what is required to make a successful bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
Sun, Ming-Lei – Online Submission, 2011
Two proposed style assessment instruments are employed to explore the learning styles of non-English major college students in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) context in Chinese universities. It was found that their overall learning preferences in English language learning demonstrate a tendency, so that discovering the students' learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih Chieh – Online Submission, 2011
Using English as a global communicating tool makes Taiwanese people have to speak in English in diverse international situations. However, consonants and vowels in English are not all effortless for them to articulate. This phonological reduction study explores concepts about phonological (articulating system) approximation. From Taiwanese folks'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Articulation (Speech), Language Fluency
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