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Chang, Grace Chu-Lin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This ethnographic research probes into feedback on academic writing received by Taiwanese students in Australian higher education institutions, and examines whether the feedback received helped students to participate in the written discourse of academic communities. Academic writing dominates the academic life of students in Australia and is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Foreign Students
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Storch, Neomy; Hill, Kathryn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
There is a common expectation, particularly amongst international students, that studying in an English-medium university should automatically produce a significant improvement in their English language skills. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that this is not necessarily the case. This paper reports on a study which investigated the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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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