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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
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
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
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
Wu, Shu-jing; Meng, Li-hua – Online Submission, 2010
With the research of the relationship between inter-culture and language teaching development, people are well aware of the necessity of integrating inter-culture into language teaching. While providing the opportunity for the students to improve their intercultural communication competence, here, the research presented on the integration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Student Projects, Intercultural Communication
Zheng, Jian-feng – Online Submission, 2010
In the reading course, especially the so-called intensive reading course or integrative English reading course, there are some vocabulary exercises which intend to consolidate the active vocabulary emerging in the reading passages. Mostly, these exercises are in the form of blank-filling or rewriting sentences with the words given. The problem…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Collaborative Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Chen, Fang; Mei, Zhong-fang – Online Submission, 2010
This is a corpus-based research focusing on the high-frequency verb "keep" used by Chinese non-English majors and native speakers. The corpora involved in the paper are Brown which stands for native speakers, Students 3 and Students 4 in CLEC (Chinese Learner English Corpus) which stand for Chinese non-English majors. The paper tries to…
Descriptors: Verbs, Native Speakers, English, Nonmajors
Gu, Tian-shi – Online Submission, 2010
Bilingual education is introduced in many Chinese colleges today. A number of studies on bilingual education have been done, but few has significant outcome. From a completely new perspective, the author suggests that there are several major obstacles limiting the development of the new trend, i.e., the limited competent faculty, limited…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language Proficiency, Bilingualism, Foreign Countries
Zhou, Li-na – Online Submission, 2010
This paper analyses the major approaches in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) vocabulary teaching from historical perspective and puts forward multi-dimensional vocabulary teaching mode for college English. The author stresses that multi-dimensional approaches of communicative vocabulary teaching, lexical phrase teaching method, the grammar…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs
Jiang, Gui-ying – Online Submission, 2008
While China has certainly taken a great stride in English teaching and learning since its opening up policy about 30 years ago, there's no denying the fact that a lot of concomitant problems occur during its development. This paper explores into two of the hot issues nowadays and presents the author's own experiences in two strikingly different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Qin, Lei – Online Submission, 2007
Individual learners' affective factors are very important for foreign language learning. In China foreign language learning mainly happens in the classroom. Foreign language teachers are the organizers and carriers of language classes, and thus they inevitably influence the students' affection. This study explores how EFL teachers influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
Lin-shuang, Yao; Zi-jiang, Que – Online Submission, 2007
This paper explored the adult student opinions on four types of English classroom activities (language learning; language acquisition; information convey; role play) and the relationship between the fondness degrees and their personality, test performance and motivation. It turned out that the majority of students ranked all classroom activities a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Adult Students
Zhou, Qijia – Online Submission, 2006
In this essay the author attempts to put forward an innovative teaching mode in the course of "English Conversation" for sophomore English majors in China. In this mode an authentic conversation is used as the teaching material and the theoretic aspects of Conversation Analysis (CA) are applied for the teaching of the course. This mode…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
Deng, Shi-zhong – Online Submission, 2006
The recent drive of Chinese modernization and world globalization has caused the rapid development of TESL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) and there are currently 300 million ESL (English as a Second Language) students in China. At the same time, due to similar forces and China's market economy reform, more and more foreigners are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Chinese, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction
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