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Suwitchan Un-Udom; Akarawat Chaumklang; Autthapon Intasena – Higher Education Studies, 2024
The study aims to achieve three primary objectives: (1) To identify essential components for developing an instructional package aimed at enhancing English proficiency among individuals working in the Thai music industry; (2) To design an instructional package specifically tailored to improve the English proficiency of personnel in the Thai music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language)
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Song, Gang; Fan, Li – Higher Education Studies, 2023
Based on the theoretical approaches to interlanguage and discourse cohesiveness, this study examines international students' growth in discourse awareness and discourse competence in the teaching of elementary Chinese reading and writing, and explores a set of assessment methods for teaching discourse. The learners' knowledge and production of…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Literacy Education, Foreign Students, Metalinguistics
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Tanir, Ahmet – Higher Education Studies, 2022
The present study dealt with exploring to what extent asynchronous virtual learning environment (ASVLE) and synchronous virtual learning environment (SVLE) enhance students' metacognitive awareness in L3 German learning process. During a five-week intervention, the students of the experimental group were taught L3 German synchronously through the…
Descriptors: German, Metacognition, Learning Processes, Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Wen-Ding; Morrissey, Paul; Chan, Pao-Jing – Higher Education Studies, 2022
The purposes of this paper are to investigate Taiwanese undergraduate students' responses to a selected fictional text, and to propose a critical intercultural pedagogical approach of reading global literature in the EFL educational context based on the insights from the research findings. The authors first critically analysed Xiaolu Guo's third…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Song, Gang; Fan, Li – Higher Education Studies, 2022
This study investigates the capacity of elementary-level Chinese second language learners to memorize serial verb sentences based on the results of a questionnaire. Our findings show that adult second language learners employ the concept of temporal sequence in language learning, consciously or unconsciously, whether or not the chronological…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Verbs
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San, Cherry Kyaw; Guo, Hui – Higher Education Studies, 2022
This study examined the influence of supervisor support, self-efficacy, and language competence on the academic adaptation of international graduate students. Quantitative data were collected from a sample of 410 international graduate students at five universities in central China. Correlation and multiple regression analyses were conducted and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Efficacy, International Education, Intervention
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Dai, Guiyu; Zhou, Feng; Zhang, Xinya; Li, Shumin – Higher Education Studies, 2021
As a chief pillar of higher education and technological innovation, universities have been enhancing national innovative capacity and promoting the social and economic development of the nation. Graduate education is an important channel of nurturing high-level talents, of which the cultivation of graduate students' practical ability is at the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Economic Development, Talent Development, Universities
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Khan, Shahla Sattar; Takkac, Mehmet – Higher Education Studies, 2021
New immigrants' arrival in any country indeed brings new challenges to settle in the country. Learning the language of a new country is one of the major hassles in settling and starting a new life. In Canada, new immigrants must learn English as a second language because English is an official language and is also used day to day in almost all…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Deng, Lijun – Higher Education Studies, 2020
Based on the preliminary research findings in the project-based flipped learning model in Business English Translation course, this study designed a process-oriented assessment model for this course and tested its efficacy by an empirical study on 181 third-year English major students divided into three experimental class and three control class…
Descriptors: Business English, Flipped Classroom, Student Projects, Translation
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Li, Qian – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The current rapid development of economy and technology calls for the cultivation of interdisciplinary talents in universities. When faced with this challenge, language universities, as a specialized type, need to take a range of factors into consideration, among which language students' attitudes play a crucial role for further course design.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Alenezi, Abduhameed Muhatlis – Higher Education Studies, 2020
Task-based approach is commonly used in second language teaching and it has been adopted in translation teaching too. However, driven by the lack of studies on task-based approach in translation especially in the very early stages of teaching translation, Saudi universities are no exception, this study focuses on the significance of implementing…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Zhou, Nan – Higher Education Studies, 2020
Through a theoretical framework that builds on the Community of Practice construct and the concepts of identity negotiation, imagined identity and investment, this case study examines how one English-as-a-foreign-language student negotiated the identity as an English learner in the Chinese university classroom setting. Then the extent that the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, English (Second Language)
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Alzahrani, Fatimah Yousef; Althaqafi, Abeer Sultan – Higher Education Studies, 2020
This study aimed at examining EFL teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of an OPD program provided by a Saudi University. The program lasted for almost one year, and consisted of different courses about teaching English language. An online questionnaire was sent to the teachers to examine their perceptions of the effectiveness of the program…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Badger, James – Higher Education Studies, 2019
The attention to fostering learners' critical thinking and creativity skills in secondary school and college students is growing in Western and non-Western countries. This study investigated the integration of a creativity and critical thinking course in an Intensive English Programs (IEP) to determine how the same course may contribute to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Foreign Students
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Bi, Zhou – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This paper aims to explore topic effect on syntactic complexity in Chinese EFL learners' and English native speakers' writings. To this end, the paper examined 600 argumentative essays on two topics, using 14 measures of syntactic complexity to investigate whether there is significant difference in topic effect on EFL writings and ENS writings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Syntax, Difficulty Level, Persuasive Discourse
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