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Chen, Wang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The present study explores the under-researched area of collocation use with learners from different proficiency levels. The study investigates different types of collocations and the learners' elaboration of their collocation use. A total of 194 students from three different years of study in a Chinese university wrote compositions on the same…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Qian, David D.; Pan, Mingwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Politeness has been a source of inspiration for research in pragmatics and inter- and intra-cultural communication. However, the existing literature focusses more on how politeness is realized in the context of first language use. Few studies have investigated the issue related to the use of English by second language learners from varying…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Business Communication, Letters (Correspondence)
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Shi, Leimin; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Developing students' communicative competence became the primary goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements in 2004 in China. There has been increasing concern, however, that this goal has yet to be realized, particularly in relation to the teaching of writing. This study investigated the potential of a Systemic Functional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Zhao, Ping; Ji, Xiaoli – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article provides preliminary validity evidence for the shorter Mandarin version of the Vocabulary Size Test (VST) under the content aspect, technical quality, substantive and generalizability aspect of Messick's (1995) construct validity framework. The shorter version with 177 Chinese university students in three proficiency levels indicates…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Kong, Melinda L. F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
With the globalization and internationalization of education, many teachers from Asian countries pursue their professional development in English-speaking settings. However, there seems to be scarce research on these teachers' expectations, lived experiences and identities in these contexts, and how their personal experiences influence their views…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ruan, Zhoulin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This paper investigates the use of lexical bundles in Chinese students' academic writing across different levels of studies at an English medium university. Frequency-based bundles were retrieved from a corpus of student academic texts written at four points of time between Year 1 and Year 4, and the structures and functions of the bundles were…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Writing (Composition), Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Wang, Xiaohong; Shen, Lei; Lu, Xiao – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Writing is one of the most challenging skills for many EFL learners to master. It is also considered to be the most difficult to teach. To motivate students to write more without burdening teachers with additional rating work, college English teachers at a university in China introduced a journal project. Peer learners were paired anonymously and…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhan, Ying; Wan, Zhi Hong – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Test takers' beliefs or experiences have been overlooked in most validation studies in language education. Meanwhile, a mutual exclusion has been observed in the literature, with little or no dialogue between validation studies and studies concerning the uses and consequences of testing. To help fill these research gaps, a group of Senior III…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yin, Zihan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Many studies have found EFL/ESL learners over/under/misuse linking adverbials. Because their use is specific to genre and register (Biber et al., 1999), and news writing is a compulsory course for EFL journalism majors at many Chinese universities, this study investigates their usage patterns in news and suggests teaching material design for the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Connected Discourse, Discourse Analysis, News Reporting
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Renandya, Willy A.; Hu, Guangwei; Xiang, Yu – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This article reports on a principle-based evaluation of eight dedicated extensive reading coursebooks published in mainland China and used in many universities across the country. The aim is to determine the extent to which these coursebooks reflect a core set of nine second language acquisition and extensive reading principles. Our analysis shows…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria
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Jiang, Yan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study explored teacher questioning as a formative assessment strategy by examining the practices of teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Chinese tertiary institutions. It investigated how teachers deployed questions to stimulate student thinking, uncover students' current level of learning, and allow responses to inform pedagogic…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
Liu, Xiqin; Qu, Dianning – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
To explore the multimodality of two representative EFL textbook series for Chinese college students, their visual and verbal semiotic modes were compared. The target textbooks are "Experiencing English" and "New Century College English". Through multimodal discourse analysis, the study aims to shed some light on how to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbook Evaluation
Zhang, Limei; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This article investigates the relationships between test takers' strategy use and test performance on an EFL reading test. For this study 209 Chinese college students were invited to participate in a reading comprehension test and answer a 30-item strategy use questionnaire. Results showed that two factors underlay test takers' reading test…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Structural Equation Models, Ability
Xiao, Yangyu; Carless, David Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
Whilst there are studies exploring students' perspectives of assessment, relatively little is known about how Chinese high school students' respond to assessment. Students' perspectives are particularly important because the power of assessment directly impacts on their motivation and attitudes towards schooling. This article explores students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Zhao, Zhongbao – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This study investigates the validity of the Diagnostic College English Speaking Test (DCEST) in the context of EFL teaching and learning in China. The experiment was conducted in three stages over the course of eight weeks at a national key university in China. By means of test administration and questionnaire survey, the researcher gathered…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Construct Validity, Language Tests, Diagnostic Tests
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