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Peng, Jian-E. – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
Drawing on an ecological perspective, this paper reports on an investigation into the changes in one first-year college student's beliefs about English teaching and learning since his enrollment. These changes in beliefs are part of the empirical findings of a multiple-case study conducted in the Chinese EFL context. Semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Interviews, Data Analysis
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Gao, Fen – English Language Teaching, 2011
In this study the author tries to assess the effects of Theme-based Oral Approach (TOA) on the oral English proficiency of non-English majors as well as students' leaning motives and interests resulted from the approach in EFL class of China. The study follows the quantitative and qualitative method in light of questionnaire, interview, class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Li, Yi – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
Through two narrative inquiries, in this article I explore the challenges for qualitative researchers in working with multiple languages in capturing, translating, analyzing, and representing narratives. I discuss the effect on research when we engage in these processes considering what was happening as we translated both texts and experience from…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Multilingualism, Ethics
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Abdullah, Umar – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2011
Interaction in English as an International Language (EIL) setting provides myriad opportunities for negotiation of meaning, arguably beneficial for language acquisition. The present study aims at finding out how meaning is negotiated in EIL interaction among two groups of postgraduate TESOL international students from two Asian countries,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Skyrme, Gillian – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2010
Research attention in English for academic purposes has generally been more focused on written than spoken genres, but there is growing interest in the value of speaking for learning, as well as recognition of its significance for students themselves. This article reports on one-to-one interactions between undergraduate students and teaching staff…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Student Participation, Academic Achievement
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Lai, Hongling – English Language Teaching, 2010
This paper explores the gender effect on the use of communication strategies (CSs). The study collected the data of 36 Chinese EFL learners when they fulfilled communicative tasks as the basis for analysis. The statistical results show that no sex-related significant, direct effect was identified on the frequency and types of CS use, but the sex…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Ling; Atkin, Chris – International Education Studies, 2010
As learning is seen to be a social process as well as an intellectual activity in which teachers work in active partnership with students, "Teaching by Joint Presentation" (TJP) project sought to investigate what a humanistic concept of teacher-student joint presentation and critical inquiry can evoke in the language classroom within…
Descriptors: Humanism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Context
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Barkhuizen, Gary – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2009
This article reports on one aspect of a larger study which aimed to explore the context-specific experiences of English teachers at tertiary institutions in China (Wette & Barkhuizen, 2007). Data were collected during a professional development program run in the summer of 2006. The program aimed to cover recent trends in the field of second…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Writing Research, Research Projects, Research Methodology
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Niu, Ruiying – Language Awareness, 2009
It is now generally agreed that "output" functions to promote language learning through focus on form. Empirical studies reveal that oral communicative tasks can arouse learners' negotiation of meaning, but they are not so effective in bringing about focus on form. Hence, researchers have suggested using collaborative writing tasks to…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Jianping – English Language Teaching, 2009
This thesis reports a survey study of the autonomous L2 learning by 100 first-year non-English-major Chinese post-graduates via the instruments of a questionnaire and semi-structured interview after the questionnaire. It attends to address the following research question: To what extent do Chinese postgraduate students conduct autonomous L2…
Descriptors: Independent Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Graduate Students
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Xu, Jianping – English Language Teaching, 2009
This empirical study was undertaken to test the Involvement Load Hypothesis (Laufer and Hulstijn, 2001) by examining the impact of three tasks on vocabulary acquisition. It was designed to test and develop the involvement load hypothesis by examining the impact of different reading tasks on the L2 vocabulary acquisition. The results show that…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Hypothesis Testing, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Liu, Jing – International Education Studies, 2008
Based on empirical research and qualitative analysis, this paper aims to explore the effects of L1 use on L2 vocabulary teaching. The results show that, during L2 vocabulary teaching process, the proper application of L1 can effectively facilitate the memorization of new words, and the bilingual method (both English explanation and Chinese…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Li, Hong; Fox, Roy F.; Almarza, Dario J. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
This study investigates international students' perceptions of the issues they face using English as a second language while attending American higher education institutions. In order to fully understand those challenges involved in learning English as a Second Language, it is necessary to know the extent to which international students have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Linguistic Input, Cultural Differences
Chen, Runyi; Hird, Bernard – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2006
Small group work in EFL classrooms has been largely accepted as an effective strategy in the development of students' communicative proficiency in English. This acceptance has occurred despite a lack of research in key areas about what actually happens when students work in groups in real classrooms. This study examines both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jing, Huang – Educational Action Research, 2005
In the author's previous teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) experience, he had found that Chinese university students were overdependent on teachers in EFL learning. Drawing on research on language learning strategies, he used metacognition training (MT) as a form of classroom intervention to promote learner autonomy. This article…
Descriptors: Action Research, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Personal Autonomy
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