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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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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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Dai, Guiyu; Liu, Yang; Cui, Shanmeng – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper uses Edgar Dale's Audio-visual Learning Theory and Jean Piaget's Constructionist Learning Theory as the theoretical framework to conduct two control experimental tests and a questionnaire research to investigate students' impression and expectations toward WeChat public account based mobile learning mode as well as its validity,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Control Groups, Learning Theories
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Baljinnyam, Norjinbuu – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Nowadays technology development is so fast. Among this development, mobile usage, especially number of smart mobile users is rapidly increasing. So more and more researchers study focus on learning users' tendency of mobile phone and mobile app usage. As a result, every year many education-related, especially language learning mobile apps are…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Tang, Jinlan; Rich, Changhua Sun – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This paper reports a series of research studies on the use of automated writing evaluation (awe) in secondary and university settings in China. The secondary school study featured the use of awe in six intact classes of 268 senior high school students for one academic year. The university study group comprised 460 students from five universities…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Revision (Written Composition)
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Mirzaei, Maryam Sadat; Meshgi, Kourosh; Kawahara, Tatsuya – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This study investigates the use of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems to epitomize second language (L2) listeners' problems in perception of TED talks. ASR-generated transcripts of videos often involve recognition errors, which may indicate difficult segments for L2 listeners. This paper aims to discover the root-causes of the ASR errors…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Software, Listening Skills, Error Patterns
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Haiyan, Miao – World Journal of Education, 2014
The study explores the psychological reality of chunks for EFL Chinese students. Speech samples from three various proficiency groups are examined with the help of the computer program Cool Edit 2.0, and speaking fluency is thus determined. It is found out that speaking fluency is not linear, and fluent subjects can use, store and retrieve chunks…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zheng, Cui – English Language Teaching, 2013
This study employed Kamimura and Oi (1996)'s classification of the organizational patterns of the argumentative essay structure: Thesis Statement (TS), Background Information (BI), Reservation (R), Hesitation (H), Rational Appeals (RA), Affective Appeals (AA) and Conclusion (C). 178 essays, 84 written by Chinese EFL learners, 84 written by Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language)
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Binkai, Jiao – English Language Teaching, 2012
This paper focuses on the autonomous English vocabulary learning in corpus-based contexts. Language teaching practice is becoming more learner-centered in the field of language teaching, learner autonomy has been an ongoing concern of foreign language educators in china. As an assistant tool in language learning, corpus makes an easy and quick…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Yushan – English Language Teaching, 2010
This paper reports a quasi-experimental study that was carried out in listening classes to address the following questions: What control do students expect in the listening classroom? What are the effects of the "zero class hour" way of teaching listening when more control is given to the students? The study was conducted at Huaiyin…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Yan – English Language Teaching, 2009
As China enters WTO, more college graduates with higher oral English proficiency are required. However, we learned that even students in some distinguished universities are lack of this ability. Based on her teaching experiences and the theory proposed by Krashen and some other well-know foreign languages teaching researchers, the author of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Skills, Language Skills, English (Second Language)