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Xie, Qing – SAGE Open, 2021
In light of pedagogical innovation, this study reports a two-stage survey with 172 participants from English-major and non-English-major programs on their needs of production-oriented approach and perceptions of effective implementation strategies in business English courses at a Chinese university. The results of the study suggest that while the…
Descriptors: Business English, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Jin, Tan; Lu, Xiaofei; Ni, Jing – Modern Language Journal, 2020
An extensive body of research has investigated the role of syntactic complexity in gauging the linguistic complexity of reading texts, particularly for the purpose of determining their grade appropriateness. However, little such research has focused on adapted teaching materials for English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts, and to date there…
Descriptors: Syntax, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Materials
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Teng, Feng – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This article examines the influence of different reading conditions (i.e. reading only and reading with first language marginal glosses), number of word encounters (one, three, and seven) while reading, and combinations of these two variables on new word retention. This study considered a total of six possible combinations. Six groups of Chinese…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Cai, Honggai – English Language Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of continuation writing on the usages of the second language in the argumentative writing. The research questions in this study are as follows: 1) Whether the language application of the second language learner exists in coordination with the reading text; 2) Whether the continuation writing…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Computational Linguistics, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Zhang, Zhiying; Webb, Stuart – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
This study investigated the effects of reading bilingual books on vocabulary learning. Eighty-two Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) learners read different versions of the same text: English-only text, English text with target words glossed, English text followed by the Chinese text, and Chinese text followed by the English text. A…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Books, Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development
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Yi, Hongmei; Mo, Di; Wang, Huan; Gao, Qiufeng; Shi, Yaojiang; Wu, Paiou; Abbey, Cody; Rozelle, Scott – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
It is commonly believed that reading challenges should be addressed early to reduce the likelihood that developmental delays will impact students over the long term. However, students in developing countries often have limited access to reading resources. In this study, the authors used a randomized controlled trial of 11,083 fourth- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Independent Reading, Reading Habits
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Chan, Tracy K. S.; Wong, Simpson W. L.; Wong, Anita M.-Y.; Leung, Vina Wing-Hei – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
Past studies have shown that multimodal presentation of story can improve story-retelling performance in the first language. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether similar multimedia effects can be observed in second language learning and graphic novel reading. A total of 51 Chinese elementary school children, aged 7-8, who…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students
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Wang, Guoqiao – English Language Teaching, 2018
Lack of cultural awareness and insufficient cultural background knowledge directly obstruct students' learning competence in college English teaching. Therefore, it's of great importance to enhance students' cultural awareness and develop their background knowledge about the target culture. This paper intends to illustrate the influence of…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Dolosic, Haley – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
As second language (L2) reading assessment and proficiency grow in importance globally, many questions remain about the multifaceted nature of L2 reading. This study examined the interconnected relationships of text type, test method, topic familiarity, and self-assessment, as they relate to L2 reading through correlation and regression analyses…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Duan, Shiping – English Language Teaching, 2018
Enhancement Techniques are conducive to incidental vocabulary learning. This study investigated the effects of two types of enhancement techniques-multiple-choice glosses (MC) and L1 single-gloss (SG) on L2 incidental learning of new words and retention of them. A total of 89 university learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) were asked to…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gendong, Shi – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Shi Gendong wrote this essay in response to the topic "Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way," which was the title of the Laureate Panel at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in October 2017.
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Success, Career Choice, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Youcheng; Kong, Deyi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The popularity of the Internet has toppled people's thinking models and teaching styles as well as influenced the operation of school education. In teaching processes, computers could attract students' attention through vivid images, bright colors and characters, and sound to further promote their learning concentration and interests. Research on…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Adventure Education
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Mao, Zhicheng; Jiang, Lin – English Language Teaching, 2017
This paper aims to investigate the effects of the alignment entailed in the continuation task on syntactic complexity in L2 written production. A total number of 48 sophomores majoring in English at a university in China were randomly assigned to two groups, one is the continuation group and the other is the topic writing group. The current study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Haiyan, Miao; Rilong, Liu – English Language Teaching, 2016
This paper outlines the alignment-oriented approach in classroom EFL writing. Based on a review of the characteristics of the written language and comparison between the product-focused approach and the process-focused approach, the paper proposes a practical classroom procedure as to how to teach EFL writing. A follow-up empirical study is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing (Composition), Alignment (Education), Written Language
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Renandya, Willy A.; Hu, Guangwei; Xiang, Yu – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This article reports on a principle-based evaluation of eight dedicated extensive reading coursebooks published in mainland China and used in many universities across the country. The aim is to determine the extent to which these coursebooks reflect a core set of nine second language acquisition and extensive reading principles. Our analysis shows…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria
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