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Su, Chao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this paper, I narrate the long process of my encounters with English language learning and teaching, manifesting characteristics of English teaching at different levels of schools in mainland China. After viewing the limitations of English teaching in mainland China from my fresh point of view as a UK visiting scholar, some suggestions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Qing; Zhou, Xiaodi; Fu, Danling – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article presents two separate but related studies on native-English speaking (NES) instructors' teaching writing practice in Chinese universities. One study is a case study that explores the teaching practice of three NES instructors' writing instruction in a southern Chinese university as well as students' responses to their practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Gao, Xuesong – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
This essay draws attention to the shifting constructions of nationally famous role models for English learners. It examines how three individuals rose to national prominence because of their association with the craze for learning English in China in the last three decades. This essay compares the constructed images of these individuals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Role Models, Individualism
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Xiaoqiong, Betsy Hu; Jing, Xi – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The rapid and wide spread of English has given rise to its lingua franca status, which in turn, changes the nature of English and English teaching at the tertiary level. This paper, based on a survey, discusses some of the problems with the current English curriculum used in Chinese universities and proceeds to offer some suggestions for a more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Second Language Instruction
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
As the English language has become a global lingua franca today, it is not surprising that changes in attitudes and perceptions towards learning English in the international context have taken place at the same time. In this paper, I critically examine the notion of "integrative motivation" in the literature of second language (L2)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Language Role
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Wang, Danping – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This paper presents a case study of a group of Chinese ESL learners in China, who study English by immersing themselves regularly and rigorously in English television drama. A self-directed learning pedagogy has been developed and discussed, which seems to have signposted an effective and economic way for ESL learners to improve linguistic,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Matoush, Marylou M.; Fu, Danling – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
Tests of English language mark significantly high thresholds for all college-bound students in the People's Republic of China. Many Chinese students hope to seek their fortunes at universities in the United States, or other English speaking countries. These students spend long hours, year after year, in test-preparation centres in order to develop…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Test Preparation
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Gao, Xuesong – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
This essay is my reading of "English," a novel based on author Wang Gang's experiences in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Northwest China during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). As a language educator, I was particularly interested in the way that Wang describes learning English in the novel. The essay focuses on three…
Descriptors: Novels, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Qu, Weiguo – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
While we hold that cultural colonization in English teaching in the cross-cultural context is a legitimate concern, we argue that when overstretched it tends to ignore the complex power relations within a culture by imposing homogeneity on it. It may also fossilize the role a foreign language can play in a multilingual context, which, we believe,…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Language Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xiaohong, Zhang; Zeegers, Margaret – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
The English language has become a global language, a development which has influenced English language teaching and learning throughout the world. This influence has occurred more impressively in China than in other parts of the world as a result of the breathtaking pace at which China has integrated with global economies. Increasing industrial,…
Descriptors: Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Development
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Gu, Mingyue – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This article draws on a longitudinal study of four Chinese students' English learning experiences during their college years and explores the ways in which EFL learning has influenced their sense of national identity. The study captures the changes they have experienced in constructing identities over a prolonged period in the context of mainland…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Experience
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Tao, Ran; Mitchell, Claudia – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This article reports on a recent project in which 25 Chinese college students in an English Department of an urban university in China engaged in a series of photovoice workshops. In the context of a youth as cultural producers framework, the project was meant to engage youth in media production. This approach helped not only to expand their…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Urban Schools, Photography