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Chong, Sin Wang – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Recent literature on the use of exemplars in the context of higher education has shown that exemplar-based instruction is implemented in various disciplines; nevertheless, how exemplar-based instruction can be implemented in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing classrooms in higher education institutions remains under-explored. In this…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Siu, Fiona K. P. – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2013
Electronic Portfolios (hereafter ePortfolios) were incorporated into courses run by the English Language Centre at the City University of Hong Kong from Jan 2009 to Aug 2010. Experience with this innovation constitutes the substance of this report. Major challenges included: 1) Making the ePortfolio platform user-friendly by providing technical…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
Yang, Han – 2001
This document provides a brief overview of a PowerPoint presentation (with accompanying slides) where the development of a detailed, online subject-specific glossary is discussed. The pedagogical justification for the creation and use of a glossary is presented. It is asserted that a subject-specific glossary has many advantages and useful…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Hill, Monica – 2000
This paper discusses the amount of vocabulary required by students learning in a second language to comprehend academic texts, explaining that a wide vocabulary is essential for reading comprehension and for speaking and writing clearly. It highlights an assessment of the vocabulary levels of students entering Hong Kong University, which found…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Bruce, Nigel – 2000
This paper reports on the strategies used by an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher to help law students whose first language is Chinese in an English-for-law course learn and understand how to negotiate legal texts and ordinances and connect them with the concerns of people in the real world. The example of the recently enacted Human Organ…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese, College Students, Content Area Reading
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Boswood, Tim; Dwyer, Robert H. – TESOL Journal, 1996
Describes an action research project designed to experiment with alternative forms of feedback and to circumvent the less helpful aspects of written marking. As part of the project, four writing teachers formed an action research group to investigate the feasibility of offering audiotaped feedback in a systematic fashion to groups of students. (15…
Descriptors: Action Research, Audiotape Recordings, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Field, Yvette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Examines the use of cohesive conjunctions by student writers in Hong Kong to ascertain how it differs from native speaker use, to gauge the extent to which teaching, textbooks and transfer are influential, and to analyze the extent of misuse and unnecessary use. The article makes suggestions for teaching implications and further research. (18…
Descriptors: Cantonese, Cohesion (Written Composition), College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Coniam, David – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1997
Describes a computer program that takes multiple-choice cloze passages and compiles them into proofreading exercises. Results reveal that such a computerized test type can be used to accurately measure the proficiency of students of English as a Second Language in Hong Kong. (14 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing
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Boyle, Joseph – System, 1997
Reviews use of mixed-code teaching in Hong Kong schools and outlines educators' efforts to persuade the government to accept mixed-code as not only inevitable, but preferable in most Hong Kong schools. Notes that English must be preserved for business purposes, but the Chinese medium of instruction is receiving greater emphasis as Hong Kong nears…
Descriptors: Business English, Change Agents, Chinese, Code Switching (Language)
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Pennycook, Alastair – TESOL Quarterly, 1996
Considers some of the complexities of text, ownership, memorization, and plagiarism. The article suggests that plagiarism needs to be understood in terms of complex relationships between text, memory, and learning as part of an undertaking to explore different relationships between learning, literacy, and cultural difference. (49 references)…
Descriptors: Authors, Cognitive Structures, College Students, Context Effect
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Mahoney, Dino; And Others – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1997
Examines four factors in the operation of formal schemata in the recall of written narrative texts in English by students in Hong Kong: quantity of recall; temporal sequence of recall from story-schematic and input versions of stories; the effects of second language proficiency level on quantity of recall; and the quality of recall. (31…
Descriptors: College Students, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Lee, Icy – TESL Canada Journal, 1997
Describes the implementation of peer reviews in a Hong Kong tertiary classroom: the background, classroom procedure, types of students' negotiations during peer reviews, comparisons of students' drafts before and after peer reviews and interviews with students. Results support the need to introduce peer reviews in second-language writing classes.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Class Activities, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Lo, Regina – Prospect, 1996
Explores perceptions of student teachers of English as a Second Language regarding usefulness of school experience in learning to teach. Describes a training program in Hong Kong involving an additional period of exposure to secondary school before the practice teaching period. This program focuses on acquainting student teachers with school…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Burnett, Martin; Hunt, John – 1994
This paper describes the development of a program to test oral and written language skills of students graduating from seven Hong Kong higher education institutions. The program's objective is to provide information for prospective employers concerning graduates' practical communication skills in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. The 2-year…
Descriptors: Cantonese, College Students, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Ngar-Fun; Littlewood, William – System, 1997
Discusses two surveys conducted at the University of Hong Kong that measured students' willingness to adopt active speech roles in second-language classrooms. Findings reveal that students expressed a liking for communicative work at school and a preference for classes permitting students to do most of the talking, but that they had a low…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, College Students