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Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Li, Dora D.Y.; Cheng, May M. H. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The theory-practice debate has been a perennial issue in initial teacher education (ITE). By reporting a mixed-methods study in an ITE programme characterized by a university-based 'theory-first' approach in Hong Kong, this study offers useful empirical evidence to analyse the theory-practice issue. 346 student teachers of a BEd Programme…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby – TESL-EJ, 2019
The use of peer assessment has been investigated for decades. However, the results of different studies are mixed. In this study, the implementation of peer assessment was attempted to assess students' reading aloud and oral presentation in two higher diploma/associate degree English language courses in Hong Kong. Students' opinions towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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Crosthwaite, Peter Robert; Raquel, Michelle – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
This study determines the fine-grained bottom-up linguistic features involved in successful second language (L2) English academic group oral tutorial discussion through the use of a spoken learner corpus composed of more than 20┬áhrs of L2 production. Student performances were graded by teacher-raters using a can-do rating scale, which assessed…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Patterns
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Chen, Hsueh Chu; Wang, Qian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study explores the most perceivable phonological features of Hong Kong (HK) L2 English speakers and how they affect the perception of HK L2 English speech from the perspective of both native and non-native English listeners. Conversational interviews were conducted to collect speech data from 20 HK speakers of English and 10 native speakers…
Descriptors: Phonology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wong, Gabrielle K. W. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
As part of a research project, the author conducted a survey about Hong Kong academic librarians' perception on leadership capabilities. The survey made use of the Leadership Competencies Model developed for the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). The results draw attention to a subset of competencies and expose perceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Leadership Qualities
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Xu, Yafeng; Chiu, Chuang-Kai; Ye, XinDong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The applications of technology-enhanced learning spaces have become a topical subject of research, with many studies conducted on the impact of technology-enhanced learning spaces on students' learning; however, only a small number of these focus on how the spaces affect students' learning. This article will elaborate on how technology-enhanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Kataoka, Shin; Mochizuki, Takako – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Fluent speakers of a target language choosing to enrol in beginner-level courses at tertiary institutes could be considered unfair. In this paper, however, based on data obtained from in-depth qualitative interviews with 12 students at a Hong Kong university, we show that fluent speakers of Japanese -- a widely-spoken foreign language in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Grade Point Average, Student Attitudes, College Students
Cheung, George; Wan, Kelvin; Chan, Kevin – Education Sciences, 2018
With the advancement of information technology and policies encouraging interactivities in teaching and learning, the use of students' response system (SRS), commonly known as clickers, has experienced substantial growth in recent years. The reported effectiveness of SRS has varied. Based on the framework of technological-pedagogical-content…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
Siu, Fiona Kwai-peng – Online Submission, 2018
Different approaches have been used to teach EFL students summary writing, including a genre-based approach (Chen & Su, 2012), implementing key words and question generation (Chou, 2012), and automatic scaffolding and concept mapping (Yang, 2015). This study aims to explore the effectiveness of another approach--one that might be more…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Generalization
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Vyas, Lina; Yu, Baohua – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, Mainland China has witnessed a massive outflow of students to higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In the context of an up-surge in Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, this research aims to explore (1) why Mainland Chinese students choose to study in Hong Kong over other higher education systems, (2)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2018
Institutional accreditation is an important factor for U.S. institutions in determining if credit or degrees from another institution will be accepted. However, accreditation as we understand it does not often exist outside the United States. This 60-Second Survey, in partnership with the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE)…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Recognition, International Education, Reputation
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Conroy, Mark Andrew – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study explored the experiences and language gains of Chinese-background English language learners living in homestays during a short-term study abroad (SA) programme in Australia. Forty-one learners took part in listening dictation pre- and post-tests to assess their acquisition of idiomatic phrasal verbs, and also completed weekly journals…
Descriptors: Chinese, Verbs, Phrase Structure, Diaries
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Chen, Hsueh Chu – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study (a) conducted a feature analysis of the spoken data of Chinese university students in pronunciation, grammar, and discourse, (b) investigated the contributions of the discrete linguistic features to the perceptual ratings on foreign accent, comprehensibility, delivery, and general language use. Ten university learners were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Chan, Cecilia K. Y.; Fong, Emily T. Y. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Although previous research has examined how generic skills and disciplinary contexts are related, such investigation has not been conducted from students' perspectives. Implications of disciplinary differences for the design of a generic skills curriculum have also remained unexplored. In this study, a questionnaire was administered to 502…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Majors (Students), Engineering Education
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