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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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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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Logan, Peter; Barthel, Alex – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Three technological courses at Australia's University of Technology have closely-related programs to assist students with language difficulties. The strategies include a diagnostic language test, a language orientation program, and a center providing language support throughout the semester. The paper documents the strategies, presents statistics…
Descriptors: College Students, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Charters, A. Helen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines why learners of Mandarin use overt nouns and pronouns to a greater extent than native speakers. Findings indicate that no single syntactic structure is a significant contributor to the different rates of optional ellipsis but that some learners use ellipsis only in syntactic contexts permissible in English and most use it in a narrower…
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Context Effect, Discourse Analysis
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Mansouri, Fethi – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Investigates the effect of competing structures (pragmatics, semantics and morphosyntax) on the development of Arabic subject-verb agreement morphology and marking in Arabic interlanguage among Australian students of Arabic. Findings indicate that linguistic complexity influences the processing strategies employed and determines the order of…
Descriptors: Arabic, College Students, Data Collection, Foreign Countries
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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