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Pack, Austin; Barrett, Alex; Liang, Hai-Ning; Monteiro, Diego Vilela – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This study investigates English language learner (ELL) perceptions of using a prototype virtual reality learning environment (VRLE) designed for teaching and learning writing structure. A mixed-methods approach was used, incorporating pre- and post-participation questionnaires, as well as semi-structured interviews. Participants consisted of 10…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Yu, Jing – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This study employed a large-scale cross-sectional survey (n = 443) to develop and validate second language (L2) regulatory styles [Noels et al. 2000. "Why are You Learning a Second Language? Motivational Orientations and Self-Determination Theory." "Language Learning" 50 (1): 57-85] in the sample of successful English learners…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Huang, Shu; Renandya, Willy A. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This article reports on an exploratory study which investigated the impact of automated feedback in a writing class among some Chinese EFL university learners who were at a lower language level. In particular, the study explored the students' perceptions of Pigai, the largest and most popular locally designed automated writing evaluation system…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), College Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Chongni – English Language Teaching, 2020
The reform of National College Entrance Examination in Zhejiang Province, China has aroused widespread attention since it was released in 2014. It is notable that new English writing test types were adopted in the English subtest. The continuation task and summary writing become a challenge as well as a promoter for English writing teaching and…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Chen; Yang, Jingjing – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study intends to find out how the retention of new vocabulary items could be affected by the item type (collocations versus single words), association strength between collocates and the collocate-node relationship. 101 Chinese EFL learners encountered the new items in paired-associate format. Participants were assigned to three groups:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Meng-yue, Cao; Dan, Li; Jun, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2020
College English teaching is supposed to cover both language acquisition and culture learning due to the close relationship between language and culture, taking cultural teaching as an indispensible part of college English courses. With the rapid integration of information technology and English curriculum, artificial intelligence has brought new…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Ji, Yi; Pham, Thanh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This paper aimed to develop culturally appropriate TBLT practices to enable teachers and students in China to employ TBLT to teach grammar in English classes. The study deployed design-based research with a total of 122 students at a Chinese university. The mixed-method study utilised questionnaires with 122 students, interviews with 10 students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Grammar, English (Second Language)
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Girardelli, Davide; Kelly, Stephanie; Chen, Bodong; Zhou, Xiaogao; Gu, Tingting – Communication Education, 2020
Drawing from the theory of planned behavior, we conducted a belief elicitation study to gain insights on what considerations guide Chinese English-as-foreign-language students' decision to participate in English during class. We used four semistructured focus groups (in Chinese) to explore salient beliefs from a total of 34 Chinese university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Liu, Chen; Zhang, Jinjin – English Language Teaching, 2019
After thirty years of development, the teaching of interpreting in China has achieved a moderate scale giving the credit to the growing demand for interpreting talents, as well as the spread of interpreting teaching among universities. This study reviewed the papers on interpreting teaching research published for the past decade in China covered…
Descriptors: Translation, Foreign Countries, Talent, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Wang, Danping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This article deals with the reality and complexity of emergent translanguaging in foreign language classrooms. The influx of international learners of Chinese has resulted in linguistically diverse classrooms, posing huge challenges to the monolingual teaching approach that prevails in most Chinese language classrooms. This paper explores what…
Descriptors: Chinese, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Usage
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Barth, Ingrid; Spector-Cohen, Elana; Sitman, Rosalie; Jiang, Guhuai; Liu, Fang; Xu, Yan – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although open educational resources (OERs) can help bridge high school-university vocabulary gaps, central questions remain unanswered regarding effective design that enables students to go beyond the "small chunks" that typically characterize vocabulary learning in mobile learning environments (MLEs). This bi-national study adopted a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Vocabulary Development, Independent Study
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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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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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