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Ma, Lihong; Luo, Haifeng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
As an important variable in critical thinking instruction, teacher cognition has been emphasized in recent years, but there is relatively insufficient understanding of how Chinese pre-service teachers perceive the cultivation of critical thinking in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). From the perspective of Vygotsky's sociocultural…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Jianhua; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explored the relationship between learners' perceptions of native and non-native English-speaking teachers' teaching competence and their motivation for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Data were collected from 218 EFL learners in an intensive English programme in four universities in mainland China using two instruments:…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers
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Tai, Tien-En; Tang, Chia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Asia, in order to keep up with internationalization, the English-Medium Instruction (EMI) course has become a phenomenon in higher education. In turn, EMI literature has increasingly focused on the role of instructor's pedagogy in reducing students' negative response to EMI courses. Additionally, we further explore, from the students'…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Asians
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Sun, He; Ng, Ee Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The current study explored the home and school factors that are important for Singaporean pre-schoolers' (N = 1440) early English development from K1 to P1. Language input quantity and quality factors at home (e.g., number of English books,) and at school (e.g., instructional support in class) were used to predict children's English vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Educational Environment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vaish, Viniti – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper applies the theories of linguistic distance and translanguaging to analyse the pedagogy of teaching vocabulary and grammar in English to Malay-English bilinguals who are struggling to read in English. More specifically the paper explores how the teacher tried to create cross-linguistic transfer and how the students display…
Descriptors: Indonesian Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Seilhamer, Mark Fifer; Kwek, Geraldine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Singapore's language-in-education policies have always prescribed that only a standard variety of English be allowed in teaching and learning. This view of upholding a standard has been pervasive not only in education but also throughout Singapore's society. In this article, we review Singapore's language policy, emphasizing the functional…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Loh, Jason; Hu, Guangwei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper is a case study evaluating the concerns that middle leaders in Singapore schools had as they implemented a large-scale English language curriculum reform. Drawing on in-depth interviews, the study aimed to gain insights into middle leaders' perspectives. Its findings indicated that middle leadership could exert a substantial influence…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Middle Management, Administrator Attitudes
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Jones, Sally Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article is a review of research in English language education (ELE) in multilingual Singapore from 2010 to 2020. Most research activity has been in the areas of reading and writing while the least has been in speaking and listening and learning spaces. Some findings show how students may be distanced from learning and how complex thinking is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Sah, Pramod K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The paper explores how the discourse of nationalist and neoliberal agendas have shaped the conceptions of literacy education in Nepal, the ramifications for social stratification. As the review shows, the ruling elites tactfully imposed their language, culture, and knowledge in literacy curricula in the name of national unity, but to maintain…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Language Planning, Second Language Learning
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Puad, Lalu Mohammad Abid Zainul; Ashton, Karen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explores six secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' views on classroom-based assessment at an Islamic boarding school in Lombok, Indonesia. Researching teacher views is important as a significant curriculum reform which mandates teachers' use of formative assessment practices within the classroom is planned for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Islam, Religious Schools
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Zeivots, Sandris – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Australia has among the highest percentages of international English as an additional language background (EAL) university students worldwide and this is steadily increasing. These students contribute immensely to Australia's and the Asia-Pacific regional economy, research and cultural creativity. Despite this, EAL students face serious academic…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Guo, Qiang; Xu, Yueting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Formative assessment (FA) has been widely adopted in higher education instruction yet university teachers' use of FA is underexplored. In the Chinese context of teaching English writing to students who learn English as a foreign language (EFL), the use of FA is intriguing because of both the university students' generally poor English writing…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, HyunKyung; Mori, Carolyn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine which, and how, reflective practices as instructional strategies affect students' self-directed learning (SDL) competencies in second language university classes. To answer the research questions, an explanatory mixed-methods approach was used to extend quantitative research through qualitative research.…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Cheong, Jia-Qi; Narayanan, Suresh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Massive investments in higher education have witnessed a proliferation of public and private universities in Malaysia. A parallel development of concern is the view that public university graduates are finding it more difficult than their private university counterparts in transiting from university to work. To test the empirical veracity of this…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, State Universities, College Graduates
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Lei, Man; Medwell, Jane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The term Professional Development (PD) was first introduced to English teachers in China in the Revised Curriculum Standards (RCS). For PD to be effective, the teachers and policymakers involved in its implementation need to have a common understanding of its scope and purposes, but little is known about how English teachers in China understand…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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