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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The lack of deep engagement in academic studies is strikingly noteworthy in current higher education; however, the problem of absenteeism has not yet received sufficient attention in the field of teacher education globally, in particular in the field of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher education at tertiary education level. The reasons…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Attendance
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Liu, Dianping; Xue, Sijia; Hu, Rong – English Language Teaching, 2019
The internationalization of education brings different challenges to local education of different communities. Traditional EFL education in Chinese universities may also encounter such challenges. Against this background, this study investigates the challenges and solutions for college EFL education in ethnic minority regions of China. A narrative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Gao, Ying; Schunn, Christian Dieter D.; Yu, Qiuying – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Despite the wide use of peer assessment, questions about the helpfulness of peer feedback are frequently raised. In particular, it is unknown whether, how and to what extent peer feedback can help solve problems in initial texts in complex writing tasks. We investigated this research gap by focusing on the case of writing literature reviews in an…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition)
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Jiang, Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; May, Stephen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This paper reports on a classroom-based investigation into a tertiary English-medium instruction (EMI) programme in China, with a focus on subject teachers' perceptions and practices in EMI and students' motivation and needs in English learning. Given a lacuna in existing EMI research, it examined how EMI instruction was delivered by subject…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wei, Hang; Boland, Julie E.; Cai, Zhenguang G.; Yuan, Fang; Wang, Min – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
We report 2 self-paced reading experiments investigating the longevity of structural priming effects in comprehending reduced relative clauses among adult Chinese-speaking learners of English. Experiment 1 showed that structural priming occurred both when prime and target sentences were immediately adjacent and when they were separated by 1 or 2…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Priming, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
Yu, Aiqing – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The current research aims to collect facts to reveal an objective and a general understanding about the factors that predict Chinese college students' technology use in learning English and the correlation between the technology use and students' English learning achievement. Based on the research objectives, a quantitative correlational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Xing, Deyu; Bolden, Benjamin – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study employed narrative inquiry to understand the oral English learning motivation of Chinese international students with low oral English proficiency through their academic acculturation stories. Expectancy-value theory served as the theoretical framework to inform the study design and the interpretation of results. Findings suggest all…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Xiaopeng; Dong, Xiaoli – Second Language Research, 2019
The interaction between input frequency and constructional interference receives little attention in second language (L2) research. Two studies were conducted to test the effect of this interaction. Study 1 examined effects of both Zipfian frequency (ZF) and balanced frequency (BF) on L2 learning of English subject-extracted relative clauses…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Language Research, English (Second Language)
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Qin, Ying – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study extracts the comments from a large scale of Chinese EFL learners' translation corpus to study the taxonomy of translation errors. Two unsupervised machine learning approaches are used to obtain the computational evidences of translation error taxonomy. After manually revision, ten types of English to Chinese (E2C) and eight types…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Translation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Valdois, Ahneka – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Many higher education policymakers are concerned about factors related to student success. One proposed model is the thriving model, which focuses on students' psychological wellbeing. In China, little is known about university students' psychological wellbeing. This study examined pathways to thriving among students enrolled in an American…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Welfare, College Students, Private Colleges
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Xu, Yueting; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been widely used in college English classrooms in China where teachers usually teach large classes, how AfL is implemented in the large-class higher education (HE) context is relatively underexplored. To address this gap, this study explores some of the challenges presented by large classes and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Coping
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Ya-Ting, Huang; Hui-Min, Wang – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The brief report describes an exploratory investigation into changes to three university EFL teachers' teaching practices in a research-intensive university framed by managerialist technologies to improve its visibility and global ranking. The findings revealed that substantial changes have been brought about to their teaching practices in terms…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Guo, Qi; Barrot, Jessie S. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Experts generally believe that written corrective feedback (CF) positively affects writing quality and learners' accurate use of language. However, researchers have not yet identified the most effective type of written CF or sufficiently explored the relation between type of written CF and targeted linguistic category. Thus, this study…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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