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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2013 Vol.3(2): 268-272 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.278

A Method of English Ability-Grouping Teaching in a University of Technology

Chin-Ling Lee and Cheng-Jian Lin

Abstract—The problem of students with various English proficiency levels in a class has been a major obstacle for English teaching and learning. Therefore, educators and researchers have studied the effects of ability-grouping teaching on English teaching in recent years, but there are still few findings from research based on experimental teaching or real practice of English ability-grouping teaching. This study investigated a practical implementation in terms of program planning, instruction, and evaluation in a university of technology in central Taiwan, using a fuzzy competitive learning technique. The results indicated that the application of English ability-grouping teaching could solve the problems which had been challenging English teachers with the diversity of language proficiency levels of students in a class. Students accepted the new teaching strategy and felt intermediately satisfied with the ability-grouping teaching.

Index Terms—English teaching, fuzzy competitive learning technique, English ability-grouping teaching.

C. L. Lee is with the International Trade Department, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan 404, ROC (e-mail: merrylee@nutc.edu.tw).
C. J. Lin is with the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan 411, ROC. (e-mail:cjlin@ncut.edu.tw).

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Cite: Chin-Ling Lee and Cheng-Jian Lin, "A Method of English Ability-Grouping Teaching in a University of Technology," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 268-272, 2013.

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