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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu; Wang, Hung-chun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study delineates two Taiwanese TESOL teachers' efforts of combining English writing with entrepreneurship education to cultivate English majors' interdisciplinary competence in academic writing classes. An integrated business-and-writing approach was proposed to foster English majors' academic writing skills and entrepreneurial capacities. In…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
How writing teachers conduct their assessment is an important but under-researched topic in the field of language assessment. By partly adopting Cheng et al.'s (2004) survey, this mail survey study aims to fill this gap by examining how tertiary-level EFL writing teachers assess their students in basic English writing classes in Taiwan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Language Teachers
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Cheng, Hsiao-fang – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
English textbooks are widely used in every discipline in the majority of colleges and universities in Taiwan. To prepare college students for their future careers, it is necessary they be given systematic training and practice in reading these books. However, due to time constraints, most content teachers focus on the delivery of content rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The current study was designed to unveil a group of EFL students' metaphors for English writing and determine whether engaging in peer dialogues helped students to modify their beliefs and practices. It was found that about one third of the elicited metaphors carried a negative tone towards English writing. The metaphor-sharing dialogues among…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, Writing (Composition)
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu; Cheng, Yuh-show – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Framed in the sociocultural theory, this case study was designed to investigate teachers' professional growth as situated in team teaching and the larger teaching context. The participants were one pair of Taiwanese and foreign English teachers who were in their first year of practicing team teaching in an elementary school in Hsinchu City,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lin, Han-Yi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This research investigates the ideological character of the English language in East Asia. It focuses on the prevailing beliefs, values and propositions relating to English as a global language and the spread of English in the non-English East Asian countries, namely China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. By analyzing how English is presented in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English, English (Second Language), Language Variation
Sims, James – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study investigates possible changes in students' English language ability by means of a questionnaire administered to 18 experienced university teachers. The questionnaire measures changes in six domains: grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and attitudes. The results of the questionnaire indicate that over the last decade a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, College Freshmen
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study surveys the history of English language and the roles of English language education in Asian context. Through the historical survey on English dispersal in Asian countries, the first section of this study traces the dispersal of English from the 18th century and the development of English in Asian countries. The second section of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English, Language Role
Liao, Ming-Tzu; Tseng, Chiung-Ying – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study examines skillful EFL writers' and less skillful writers' EFL performance and perceptions of paraphrasing and inappropriate text borrowing, the extent to which their performance matches perceptions, and the factors behind their problematic text borrowing. Ninety-five postgraduates and undergraduates in Taiwan accomplished a paraphrasing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Lin, Chiu-Lan Nina – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The utmost goal of foreign language instruction is aimed at helping the learner master the language. At the same time the learner shall become equipped with linguistic, pragmatic and social-linguistic competence. This study was done to explore if review activities in EFL classes should be mandatory for learners to learn the new knowledge. One…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Linguistic Competence, English (Second Language)
Lin, Wen-ying; Yuan, Hsiao-ching; Feng, Ho-ping – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008
The purposes of this study are: (1) to investigate whether cloze forms with text-driven deletion method, proposed by Farhady and Keramati (1996), will produce better psychometric properties than standard cloze form; (2) to compare the psychometric properties of cloze test and C-test, both of which belong to the family of language reduced…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cloze Procedure, Private Colleges, Test Validity