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Han, Feifei – ORTESOL Journal, 2013
Increasingly, Chinese students are pursuing their studies abroad in English-speaking countries, such as the USA, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Despite the fact that they have studied English as a compulsory subject for a number of years and have passed multiple English proficiency tests, many still find it is difficult to communicate well in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Oral Language
Xiu-Bai, Qin – ORTESOL Journal, 1983
A Chinese student of English is often faced with culturally based differences in denotation and connotation, idioms and proverbs, habits, and formulaic use of language. Since the native speaker of any language has built into his language repertoire his unique cultural assumptions and values, a culture-oriented curriculum in language teaching is…
Descriptors: Chinese, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development
Madden, Edith H. – ORTESOL Journal, 1983
The effect of pronunciation instruction on the speech of 29 adult speakers of other languages (Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, and Korean) with previous training in English as a second language was studied. Pronunciation improvement was compared in three groups: one receiving group pronunciation training, one receiving individualized…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adult Learning, Arabic, Chinese