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Zhu, Yan; Wang, Beilei – Language Awareness, 2019
This article reports on a large-scale survey study investigating EFL learners' beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF). A 44-item questionnaire tapping into learners' beliefs about corrective feedback was administered to 2670 Chinese EFL learners. These learners were from 15 Chinese universities in 14 provinces and municipalities across the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tian, Lili; Li, Li – Language Awareness, 2018
This study aims to investigate the perception of Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students towards the written and oral peer feedback they provided, received and observed in triads during an English writing course. Sixty-nine sophomores in a Chinese university who participated in the course filled out a questionnaire; nine of them,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Feedback (Response)
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Li, Citing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the role of metapragmatic awareness of L2 learners in Hong Kong, and the impact it has on language choices when addressing requests in English. Simulated open role-plays and retrospective interviews were used to explore the ways in which mainland Chinese undergraduates assess, plan and produce…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Yanhui; Li, Ruyu – Language Awareness, 2016
This study investigates the role of morphological awareness in the incidental learning of Mandarin Chinese characters among Chinese as second language (CSL) learners. Participants of the study were 20 college-level international students, uniformly Thai in language background, enrolled to study CSL at Southwest University, Chongqing, China. The…
Descriptors: Role, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Ruan, Zhoulin – Language Awareness, 2014
This paper reports on an investigation into metacognitive awareness of Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) student writers, under a threefold metacognition framework--person, task, and strategy variables, and within the broader domain of cognitive writing theories. Data were collected in a Chinese tertiary English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Xu, Hainu; Lyster, Roy – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores whether and to what degree explicit form-focused instruction (FFI) facilitates the use of morphosyntactic forms in second language oral production and also whether it has differential effects on morphosyntactic forms with different linguistic variables. Twenty-seven university-level Chinese EFL participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Syntax, Pretests Posttests, English (Second Language)
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Gao, Xuesong; Ma, Qing – Language Awareness, 2011
Language learners and teachers' cognition in respect of learning and teaching plays a critical role in mediating their actual behaviour and decisions in the process. This study investigates the vocabulary learning and teaching beliefs held by pre-service and in-service teachers in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland so that teacher education…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Xu, Wei; Wang, Yu; Case, Rod E. – Language Awareness, 2010
This study reports on findings of an investigation into Chinese students' attitudes towards varieties of English before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. One hundred and eight college students in mainland China evaluated six English speeches by two American English speakers, two British English speakers, and two Chinese English speakers for social…
Descriptors: Social Status, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Niu, Ruiying – Language Awareness, 2009
It is now generally agreed that "output" functions to promote language learning through focus on form. Empirical studies reveal that oral communicative tasks can arouse learners' negotiation of meaning, but they are not so effective in bringing about focus on form. Hence, researchers have suggested using collaborative writing tasks to…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Limei; Ladegaard, Hans J. – Language Awareness, 2008
This paper is concerned with young people's perceptions and reported use of the two language varieties that co-exist in the urban centre of Guangzhou in southern China, Putonghua (P) and Cantonese (C). P is a typical H-variety, promoted by the government and used as a lingua franca throughout China; C is the local L-variety but it also has some…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Variation, Reputation, Language Attitudes
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Littlewood, William; Danli, Li – Language Awareness, 2006
This paper explores the sociolinguistic awareness in English of tertiary level students in Hong Kong and Wuhan (Mainland China). The language data consisted of specific instances when a native speaker presenter made changes, in the course of oral delivery, to the written text of a conference paper that she had prepared in advance. Matched pairs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Native Speakers
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Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language Awareness, 2001
Reports on a study of 10 Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) readers' metacognitive knowledge of strategies in learning to read EFL in the People's Republic of China, a typical acquisition-poor environment. EFL readers' metacognitive knowledge of strategies was analyzed and interpreted from a broad metacognitive perspective. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Reading Skills