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Harrington, Michael; Jiang, Wenying – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examines the effect of recognition-based retrieval practice on vocabulary learning in a university Chinese class. Students (N=26) were given practice retrieving new vocabulary (single or two-character words) in a series of simple form recognition tests administered over four weeks. The test sets consisted of target vocabulary that…
Descriptors: Chinese, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Yu, Baohua; Watkins, David A. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
The present study investigates the relationships among motivational factors, cultural correlates and second language proficiency. The participants, from both Western and Asian backgrounds, were learning Chinese at university level in the People's Republic of China. 115 students (35 Western students and 80 Asian students) ranging from beginning to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Asians, Asian Culture
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Gamage, Gayathri Hathhotuwa – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Investigates three important issues in kanji learning strategies; namely, strategy use, effectiveness of strategy and orthographic background. A questionnaire on kanji learning strategy use and perceived effectiveness was administered to beginner level, undergraduate students of Japanese from alphabetic and character backgrounds in Australia.…
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Higher Education, Japanese
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Eisenchlas, Susana; Trevaskes, Susan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Reports on a structured exchange program between Chinese and Australian students that focuses on discussion and reflections on everyday cultural practices and behaviors, the most relevant but least accessible aspect of culture for international students. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Exchange Programs
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Yunxia, Zhu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines the different attitudes of native speakers in understanding a written genre of Modern Standard Chinese--sales letters. The study focuses on the use of formulaic components appearing in real Chinese sales letters and compares these components with the advice given in textbooks. Findings reveal a gap between business teaching and business…
Descriptors: Business Education, Chinese, College Students, Foreign Countries