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Wang, Chaochang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
As English is a lingua franca that has developed along many different pathways with the result that numerous varieties continue to evolve, effective communication requires mutual adjustment and understanding. A considerable body of research on English diversity is focussed on attitudes towards the sociolinguistic reality of English and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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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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Chang, Peichin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
English as foreign language (EFL) writers are often found to have weaker control of their academic writing, among which presenting an effective authorial stance has been reported as particularly challenging (Hyland, 1998a; Schleppegrell, 2004). In particular, student writers tended to deploy a stronger stance and be less effective with tentative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Doctoral Programs
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Lack of knowledge in the conventional usage of collocations in one's respective field of expertise cause Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly different than more competent writing. This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost English as a Foreign language (EFL) readers and may have difficulties picking up on…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Chang, Anna C-S.; Millett, Sonia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This study investigates the effects on developing L2 listening fluency through doing extended listening-focused activities after reading and listening to audio graded readers. Seventy-six EFL university students read and listened to a total of 15 graded readers in a 15-week extensive listening programme. They were divided into three groups (Group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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Shih, Ying-Chun; Reynolds, Barry Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Think-Pair-Share, a cooperative discussion strategy developed by Frank Lyman and colleagues (1981), is often utilized in first language contexts but rarely in second language (L2) contexts. To investigate its usefulness in the L2 context, a traditional English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading class was transformed by integrating…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This "decline", however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students
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Yeh, Chun-Chun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
The recent trend of university internationalization has seen a rapid increase of English as medium of instruction (EMI) courses in Taiwanese tertiary education. Yet, few large-scale studies have been conducted to investigate student learning in EMI courses. This study surveyed 476 students from 25 EMI courses at six universities in Taiwan to probe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
Huang, Hsin-chou – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study investigates the effectiveness of online versus paper-based reading strategy instruction on EFL learners' reading comprehension. Fifty-seven university students from two intact reading classes with comparable proficiency levels were assigned to participate in either a paper-based or an online reading instructional module. Both groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
Stocker, Joel F.; Reddad, Mohamed – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
Curriculum development research on nursing English in Taiwan has tended to end at needs analysis, offering little guidance on how to design and implement a course. Our objective was to examine how a course on workplace communication in English for nursing students in Taiwan would emerge in the classroom if teachers and students collaboratively…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Foreign Countries, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language)
Webb, Stuart Alexander; Chang, Anna Ching-Shyang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
The vocabulary knowledge of 166 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in Taiwan was measured annually over a five year period using a bilingual version of the Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT) (Nation, 1983, 1990; Schmitt, Schmitt, and Clapham, 2001). The five years of data collection involved English language instruction in high school and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Su, Shao-Wen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
The paper illustrates an English for Specific Purposes design for English listening and speaking for students in hospitality fields, accompanied by an educational inquiry into its implementation in a bid to hold accountability to the course takers. The subject was 82 juniors and seniors at a national hospitality college in Southern Taiwan.…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Observation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Yeh, Chun-Chun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
Undergraduate research paper has long been a tradition in US freshman composition programs, although whether the research paper should or can be taught in the English department continues to be debated. In many of the English departments in Taiwan, students are also required to compose a research paper for their composition class. However, there…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Freshman Composition, Research Projects, Writing Processes
Yu-Chih, Sun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2008
Toastmasters is a widely recognized international club that aims to develop and enhance the art of public speaking by offering participants educational programmes and chances to speak before groups. This article reports on the integration of the Toastmasters approach to an EFL oral-communication class in Taiwan. As both the author of this study…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Course Content, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Chang, Anna Ching-Shyang; Read, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
The assessment of listening comprehension in a second language has received relatively little attention until recently. This study investigated the effectiveness of providing different types of listening support for learners in a foreign language environment with a low level of English proficiency. The research was conducted with 140 students…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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