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Li, Xuemei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
This qualitative study engaged five international graduate students from four different countries (the U.S., Colombia, Cape Verde Island, and Spain) who were studying at a Chinese university in Shanghai. The researcher investigated their personal and academic lives in China, their interaction with local people and integration into the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Education, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency
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Jou, Yi-Jiun – English Language Teaching, 2015
Reading, whether the reader's First language, L1 or Second language, L2, is a cognitive enterprise, and it can be treated as a result of the interaction among the reader, the text, and the context. Metacognitive strategies refer to the behaviours applied by learners to plan, arrange, and evaluate their learning. This study aimed to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Thurairaj, Saraswathy; Hoon, Er Pek; Roy, Swagata Sinha; Fong, Pok Wei – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
Social networking sites (SNSs) have become a major form of communication in today's day and age whereby language use has been impacted in various areas especially in that of learning and teaching. Young users use literally half their week engaging in SNSs communication, thereby giving rise to a brand of internet slang which is entirely their own.…
Descriptors: Language Research, Social Networks, Asians, Ethnic Groups
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Huang, Zeping – ReCALL, 2014
This paper examines whether and to what extent data-driven learning (DDL) activities can improve the lexico-grammatical use of abstract nouns in L2 writing. A topic-based corpus was compiled to develop concordance learning activities, and 40 Chinese students majoring in English were randomly assigned to a control group or an experimental group. At…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Language Patterns, Writing (Composition)
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Chen, Wenkai – English Language Teaching, 2013
Intonation is the melody and soul of speech, and plays an important role in oral communication. Nevertheless, the acquisition of English intonation by Chinese EFL learners is far from being satisfactory. It is found by empirical study that the main problems existing in acquiring English rising tone are improper placement of nucleus stress, failure…
Descriptors: Intonation, Second Language Learning, Phonology, Oral Language
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Huang, Li-Shih – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012
Research in the fields of second-language acquisition and education has supported the value of written reflection, but scant research has explored how other types of reflection may come into play when learners employ strategies and produce oral language. This paper reports findings from an action research study that focused on integrating…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Action Research, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Anthony, Margreat Aloysious; Ganesen, Sree Nithya – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
According to Horwitz (1987) learners' belief about language learning are influenced by previous language learning experiences as well as cultural background. This study examined the English Language Learning Strategies between local and international Chinese students who share the same cultural background but have been exposed to different…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Students, Learning Experience, Foreign Countries
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Mu, Congjun; Carrington, Suzanne – TESL-EJ, 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate the writing processes of second language (L2) writers, specifically examining the writing strategies of three Chinese post-graduate students in an Australian higher education institution. The study was prompted by the paucity of second language writing strategies of Chinese students in an authentic…
Descriptors: Asians, Writing Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction