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Gu, Peter Yongqi – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article reports on the updating and validation of a questionnaire for vocabulary learning strategies. An English as a second language (ESL) version of the "Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire" (VLQ), first published in Gu and Johnson (1996), was created based on its latest version. Two response formats were piloted, that is, a paper…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Feng, Xiaoying; Xie, Jingjing; Liu, Yue – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Tutoring involves providing learners with a suitable level of structure and guidance to support their learning. This study reports on an exploration of how to design such structure and guidance (i.e., learning scaffolds) in the Chinese online educational context, and in so doing, answer the following two questions: (a) What scaffolding strategies…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Tutoring, Inquiry, Foreign Countries
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Yanxia, Yang – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Test anxiety was a commonly known or assumed factor that could greatly influence performance of test takers. With the employment of designed questionnaires and computer-based spoken English test, this paper explored test anxiety manifestation of Chinese college students from both macro and micro aspects, and found out that the major anxiety in…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Peng, Shanzhong; Ferreira, Fernando A. F.; Zheng, He – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
In this study, we develop a firm-dominated incremental cooperation model. Following the critical review of current literature and various cooperation models, we identified a number of strengths and shortcomings that form the basis for our framework. The objective of our theoretical model is to contribute to overcome the existing gap within…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Industry, Partnerships in Education, Models
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Shim, Sungok Serena; Wang, Cen; Makara, Kara A.; Xu, Xiao-Guang; Xie, Li-Na; Zhong, Ming – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
University life can be stressful and students may struggle to adjust socially. We examined students' social achievement goals--their orientations towards their relationships with their peers--as one important factor underlying students' social and psychological adjustment in college. When investigating the direct and indirect effects of social…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Student Adjustment, Goal Orientation, Social Adjustment
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Jiang, Dayu; Renandya, Willy A.; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Using the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, this study aimed to evaluate the design of one multimedia courseware used for teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China and to compare the attitudinal differences in the teachers' and students' evaluation of the courseware. A questionnaire was developed and validated. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Multimedia Instruction
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Qi, Xin; Zaroff, Charles M.; Bernardo, Allan B. I. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Recent research examining the explanations given by the public (i.e. lay beliefs) for autism spectrum disorder often reveals a reasonably accurate understanding of the biogenetic basis of the disorder. However, lay beliefs often manifest aspects of culture, and much of this work has been conducted in western cultures. In this study, 215…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Etiology, Public Opinion
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Yang, Yang – English Language Teaching, 2016
As a very important skill both in English teaching and learning, reading strategy has been emphasized at home and abroad for a long time. Many scholars and teachers make research on undergraduates of English major or non-English major. However, the postgraduates are often neglected. Actually, it is also imperative to make a study among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Li, Xiaojie; Yang, Xianmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Learning concentration deserves in-depth investigation in the field of mobile learning. Therefore, this study examined the interaction effects of learning styles and interest on the learning concentration and academic achievement of students who were asked to learn conceptual knowledge via their mobile phones in a classroom setting. A total of 92…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Academic Achievement, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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Li, Haishan; He, Qingshun – English Language Teaching, 2016
Ambiguity tolerance and perceptual learning styles are the two influential elements showing individual differences in EFL learning. This research is intended to explore the relationship between Chinese EFL learners' ambiguity tolerance and their preferred perceptual learning styles. The findings include (1) the learners are sensitive to English…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Individual Differences, Chinese
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Yang, Qinghua; Orrego Dunleavy, Victoria; Phillips, Jasmine Rene – Communication Education, 2016
This study examined how mentoring initiation and maintenance strategies mediate the relationship between acculturative stress and intercultural communication competence on Chinese graduate students' program satisfaction. Results supported a partial mediation effect for mentoring maintenance strategies. By specifying the mediating effect, the model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Mentors, Communication Strategies
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Ehrich, John; Howard, Steven J.; Mu, Congjun; Bokosmaty, Sahar – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Student plagiarism is a growing problem within Australian universities and abroad. Potentially exacerbating this situation, research indicates that students' attitudes toward plagiarism are typically more permissive and lenient than the policies of their tertiary institutions. There has been suggestion that this is especially so in Asian countries…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Asians, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Zhu, Yu; Mark Shum, Shiu-Kee; Brian Tse, Shek-Kam; Liu, Jinghui Jack – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
A study is reported of the performance and attainment of 32 students from overseas studying elementary Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in a Chinese university. With an AB-BA design, they were asked to use two forms of writing media to present two essays: one a word-processed essay entitled "My Favourite Female" and the other a…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Foreign Students
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Aryadoust, Vahid; Zhang, Limei – Language Testing, 2016
The present study used the mixed Rasch model (MRM) to identify subgroups of readers within a sample of students taking an EFL reading comprehension test. Six hundred and two (602) Chinese college students took a reading test and a lexico-grammatical knowledge test and completed a Metacognitive and Cognitive Strategy Use Questionnaire (MCSUQ)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Item Response Theory, Reading Comprehension
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Due to the increasingly multicultural nature of e-learning environments, it is critical that instructors and instructional designers be aware of the importance of cultural factors in education and that they deliver culturally adaptive instruction. The main challenge of this paper is identifying the critical success factors for multicultural online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Cultural Influences, Student Surveys
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