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Liangqiu, Lyu; Zhengqiu, Xu – English Language Teaching, 2019
There are many researches about learning strategies of adolescent students and adult learners, but few on learning strategies of middle-aged learners. Through a case study, the paper finds out that middle-aged learners use six classes of learning strategies in a high frequency, especially cognitive strategies, meta-cognitive strategies and social…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Adults, Learning Strategies
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Wang, Weiqiang; Shen, Lu – English Language Teaching, 2019
Despite the steady growth in the recruitment and education of MBA students in China, there is a dearth of research on MBA students' perceptions of Business English Writing (BEW) in this context. This paper conducts a qualitative inquiry into Chinese MBA students' perceptions of BEW in English as a foreign language context in China. Forty-four MBA…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Asians, Business Administration Education
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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – English Language Teaching, 2018
Communication apprehension has been identified as a major factor which inhibits an individual's willingness to communicate and his/her ability to develop effective communication skills. While many prior studies have investigated oral communication apprehension among undergraduate students, there has been little research exploring this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, English (Second Language)
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Zhang, Ying – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study explores the change of EFL learners' level of self-efficacy in process-genre academic writing instruction. The teaching experiment was conducted for 14 weeks. A total of 59 graduate students participated in the experiment. Before the experiment, the results showed that the general level of EFL graduates' self-efficacy in academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse
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Küçükler, Halil – English Language Teaching, 2018
The aim of the study is to investigate the strategy attitudes of graduate students' proficiency attitudes on autonomous learning in foreign language learning. This survey was conducted in Balikesir University in academic years of of 2014-2015. The survey analyses graduate (Master of Arts) students' foreign language learning styles and strategies…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Active Learning, Student Attitudes, College Second Language Programs
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Sidky, Gihan – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study investigated power relations in a graduate seminar on "Literacy learning and knowledge acquisition." Three categories were examined in relation to ideological assumptions: students' expectations, institution's expectations, and teachers' perceptions of their roles as guided by their teaching perspectives. The study aimed at…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Power Structure, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Likitrattanaporn, Wannakarn – English Language Teaching, 2017
The purposes of this investigation were (1) to examine the findings of effectiveness of the process of learning-by-doing; (2) to develop students' skill of designing English teaching materials and teaching English language; and (3) to determine an efficient format of learning-by-doing used for training student-teachers in the skill of teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Graduate Students, Experiential Learning, Linguistics
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Yuan, Man; Cheng, Wei – English Language Teaching, 2017
Lexical stress is an important contributor to foreign accent as well as intelligibility of second language (L2) speech. The present study intends to find out to what extent Chinese-speaking learners whose native language has less evident stress can acquire English lexical stress. A production test was administered to nine advanced Chinese learners…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Lexicology
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Kotamjani, Sedigheh Shakib; Razavi, Ommehoney Fazel; Hussin, Habsah – English Language Teaching, 2017
Some studies have reported the positive outcome of using concordancers and dictionaries in (ESL) context. This study aims to examine how an EFL writer consulted with concordancers and dictionaries along with Google and Google Scholar when engaging in academic writing at university level. The researcher investigated a non-English-major postgraduate…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Saengboon, Saksit – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study aimed at investigating English grammar knowledge of a group of Thai university students. The three main research questions revolved around their knowledge of English grammar, the kinds of difficulties they had encountered in using the grammar as well as their perceptions of the roles of grammar in using English. The participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Wuttisrisiriporn, Niwat – English Language Teaching, 2017
Genre analysis is today's dominant approach for textual analysis, especially in the ESP learning and teaching profession. Adopting this approach, the present study compares the Introduction chapters of MA theses in ELT (English Language Teaching) written by Thai students to those written by American university students based on the move-step…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Models
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Zhao, Wei – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study selects postgraduate students in the first grade as the participants, based on their needs analysis, classroom presentations and performance of assignments completion, through the methodology of case study, the results show that students at the university level even the graduate levels still struggle with academic English. Thus, this…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Instruction, Case Studies, Independent Study
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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, 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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Al-Qahtani, Abdulkhaleq A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to explore the perceived social distance among a small Arab community residing in a college town in the Midwest of the USA. The study examines its possible impact on the process of learning/acquiring English as a second language (ESL). It draws on the findings and contentions of the acculturation model as…
Descriptors: Social Distance, Arabs, North Americans, Interviews
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