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Cokley, John; Jianlin, Wen; Yanling, Liu; Wenshuai, Xie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current curriculum trends in tertiary journalism and communication education in the People's Republic of China are investigated using information from the websites of the 2,198 Chinese universities that published course lists in December 2013. Of those, 439 offered journalism majors and this article samples 274 of those universities (12.5% of the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Graduates, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Shen, Huizhong; Yuan, Yifeng; Ewing, Robyn – ReCALL, 2015
English language learning (ELL) websites and digital resources have been recognized as an important source of linguistic and cultural knowledge for English as a foreign language (EFL) learners to explore. The up-to-date information carried by authentic materials is invaluable for learners to develop an understanding of the target language/culture.…
Descriptors: Asians, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Web Sites
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Ruecker, Todd; Ives, Lindsey – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2015
Over the past few decades, scholars have paid increasing attention to the role of native speakerism in the field of TESOL. Several recent studies have exposed instances of native speakerism in TESOL recruitment discourses published through a variety of media, but none have focused specifically on professional websites advertising programs in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shao, Yinjuan; Crook, Charles – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2015
We explored the use of mobile social software, in the form of a mobile group blog, to assist cultural learning. The potential of using this technology for cultural adaptation among overseas students was examined as those students adapted to the everyday life of studying abroad. Two pilot studies and a successful field study of a mobile group blog…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Student Journals
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Zhang, Yibin; Laurillard, Diana – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
In order to facilitate their teaching design, more teachers are beginning to engage in collective efforts, with some Chinese teachers also now sharing their resources online to plan their teaching. The learning design support tool described here (the Learning Designer), resulting from an interdisciplinary research project in the UK, provides a new…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Asians, Interdisciplinary Approach
Zou, Bin; Xing, Minjie; Wang, Yuping; Sun, Mingyu; Xiang, Catherine H. – IGI Global, 2013
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Shen, Qi-yuan – English Language Teaching, 2013
According to the constructivism learning theory, blog may act as a useful tool for improving writing capability. For this purpose, the present article attempts to explore the potential of blog for improving English writing in the Chinese tertiary EFL classrooms. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in a Chinese university to compare the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Kettle, Margaret; Yuan, Yifeng; Luke, Allan; Ewing, Robyn; Shen, Huizhong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
As increasing numbers of Chinese language learners choose to learn English online, there is a need to investigate popular websites and their language learning designs. This paper reports on the first stage of a study that analyzed the pedagogical, linguistic, and content features of 25 Chinese English Language Learning (ELL) websites ranked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Calandra, Brendan; Hibbard, Susan T.; McDowell Lefaiver, Mary L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This paper reports on the effects an experimental English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program in Second Life (SL) had on Chinese student EFL learning. The study took an evaluative approach using quasi-experimental design with participants from one Chinese university and one American university in the southeastern United States. Results indicated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Computer Simulation, Internet
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Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article aims to demonstrate how the use of an online journal, a bilingual blog, can contribute to filling in the language and cultural gaps of foreign language learners. This case study focuses on the participation, interaction, motivation, language acquisition, feedback and cultural input improved by students of Spanish as a Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, Web Sites
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Yu, Lianfen; Zeng, Gang – English Language Teaching, 2011
This paper examines EFL learners' dialogic interaction in the implementation of a computer-mediated communication (CMC) task. Within the framework of sociocultural theory, the research focuses on how learners working in pairs collaboratively perform task management and build relationship in the synchronous CMC context. Sixteen Chinese tertiary EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Shao, Yinjuan – Research-publishing.net, 2011
Although much attention has been devoted to learning a second language in the authentic language environment, learners still have limited opportunities to stay there for a longer time. The internet has opened up a gateway for learners to a virtual foreign world while mobile technology is bringing more features from the real world. In this study we…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Sha, Guoquan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
Data-driven learning (DDL), or corpus-based language learning, involves the learner in an exploratory task to discover appropriate expressions or collocates regarding his writing. However, the problematic units of meaning in each learner's writing are so diverse that conventional corpora often prove futile. The search engine Google with the…
Descriptors: Written Language, Search Engines, Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics
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