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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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Kang, Haijun; Lin, Xi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
As China is playing an active role in the World's politics, economy, and cultural circles, being able to communicate in English has become one of the basic life and work skills and a key for global access and integration. High mobile technology penetration, together with the proliferation of mobile learning applications, have made it possible for…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, English (Second Language), Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Min, Qiusha; Wang, Zhifeng; Liu, Neng – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Recently, there has been a rapidly growing trend in non-English-speaking countries for English to be adopted as the medium of instruction in higher education. Consequently, it has become necessary to conduct research that will guide lecturers in effectively adopting (EMI) on campus. This paper presents a blended learning strategy that integrates a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction
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Stork, Michele Garabedian; Zhang, Jingshun; Wang, Charles Xiaoxue – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
To explore the potential for building multicultural awareness in university students using synchronous technology, faculty members from an American regional state university and a Chinese regional university collaborated to find appropriate ways to integrate synchronous technology (e.g., Adobe Connect) into a teacher education program in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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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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Zou, Bin; Li, Hui; Li, Jiaying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Mobile apps are broadly used by students in and after class to improve their language skills. This study aimed to investigate how a curriculum app and a social communication app can be integrated into English language teaching and learning and what sorts of tasks can be employed to enhance learners' EFL learning. A curriculum app was created by…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Peng, Jian-E.; Zhang, Li; Chen, Yumin – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2017
Willingness to communicate (WTC) in a second language class has been shown to be transient and situation-dependent. Previous studies mostly elicited data from learners' self-reports through interviews or diaries, and the data analyses were largely confined to the medium of language, marginalizing other semiotic resources such as gesture or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology
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Afzali, Parichehr; Shabani, Somayeh; Basir, Zohreh; Ramazani, Mohammad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Mobile phones are becoming more acceptable toolkits to learn languages. One aspect of English language which has been subject to investigation in mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) is vocabulary. This study reviewed some of the studies conducted in various contexts on the effect of MALL on vocabulary learning. We investigated some of the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Wang, Bo; Teo, Timothy; Yu, Shulin – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Whilst much research has been conducted on teacher feedback in various teaching and learning contexts, little is known about how teachers give feedback on student oral presentations to enhance students' oral communicative skills in second-language (L2) education. Drawing on data from semi-structured interviews, this case study investigated the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Communication Skills
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Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The 25th European Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) conference was hosted by Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, from the 23rd to the 26th of August 2017. The theme of the conference was "CALL in a climate of change." The theme encompassed the notion of how…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings)
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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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Gao, Xianwei; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Qzone weblog is one of the most popular weblogs in China. This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback to facilitate Business English writing among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by NVivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semistructured interviews, Business English writing assignments, and…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Gao, Yang; Hanna, Barbara E. – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of teaching pronunciation with instructional software to a cohort of Chinese learners of English aged 13 to 16 at lower-intermediate level. It also explores the relationship between learners' attitudes towards pronunciation and their pronunciation learning. Participants were 60 students at a language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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