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Jaidev, Radhika; Chan, Peggie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
English is the medium of instruction in all Science and Engineering undergraduate programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Therefore, students who do not meet minimum proficiency requirements are placed in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to help them improve. Other generic, domain-specific and workplace communication…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Lin, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2017
Graduation thesis is an indispensible procedure for each undergraduate, which is crucial for successful graduation, employment, further study and even further development. However, due to most undergraduates' ignorance of academic writing and the deficiency of current thesis writing course, thesis writing ability can hardly be enhanced and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Translation, Majors (Students)
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Power, John B. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
This paper documents the ongoing development of a framework for reflection for undergraduate learners new to the reflective process. Motivated by the gap between students' abilities and experience of reflection and the expectations of them at undergraduate level, the author experimented with a variety of approaches over a number of years. After…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reflection, Journal Writing, Guidelines
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Bruce, M. L.; Coffer, P. K.; Rees, S.; Robson, J. M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Many undergraduate students find the production of an extended piece of academic writing challenging. This challenge is more acute in the sciences where production of extended texts is infrequent throughout undergraduate studies. This paper reports the development of a new English for Academic Purposes (EAP) workshop and associated resources for…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Academic Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry
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Ivanova, Olimpiada F. – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2014
In this "Idea Sharing" article, the author describes the techniques used when teaching oral summary making to second-year students studying Business English at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. The techniques are based on peer assessment, which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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Mansfield, Gillian – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This article intends to show how situation comedies may be used in the English language classroom to develop awareness-raising activities aimed at soliciting an understanding of essentially pragmatic and cultural aspects of everyday language. After a brief overview of studies on pragmatic teachability (Rose and Kasper 2001, 2002) and learnability…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ward, Lisa-Jane – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Music departments in Chinese universities incorporate Western musicology and instruments as part of their undergraduate or graduate courses (or both). However, many of these students may have had limited exposure to Western classical music and English, as a medium of communication. Furthermore, these courses are predominantly offered in Chinese.…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education
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Trees, Kathryn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This paper discusses facilitating student collegiality within diverse student groups. It argues that diverse student groups of international, domestic, mature age and Gen Y students often have similar difficulties and strengths although they may occur for quite different reasons and understanding this is useful when deciding on teaching and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Student Diversity, Collegiality
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Fortanet-Gómez, Immaculada – Across the Disciplines, 2011
After the harmonization process carried out in Spanish higher education following the Bologna Declaration, many universities have decided to introduce English as the language of instruction for some studies. From 2010, the new study programmes have been implemented, and there is an urgency to define what is meant by "teaching in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Course Content