This thesis would not have been completed without much assistance,encouragement and support from many people. I want sincerely to avail thisopportunity to express my cordial thanks to those who have granted me invaluableinstructions during the process of thesis writing.
First and foremost, I extend my greatest gratitude to Professor Hongbo Song,myadvisor and supervisor, for his insightful guidance and earnest help. He advised me tothink over the selection of the subject and to carry out a series of relevant research at avery early time; and during the process of writing,he spent a lot of time guiding me ina right direction and provided many useful suggestions. It is under his strenuous helpthat I could complete this thesis in time.
Moreover, my sincere thanks go to my teachers in the School of ForeignLanguages at Zhejiang Gongshang University. They provide me with a wonderfullearning environment where I learn and grow up for their tireless instructions that willdefinitely exert a deep influence on my later life.
Besides, I express my gratitude to my friends and fellow classmates. They sharetheir knowledge with me and help me out when I am faced with any difficulties aboutthe thesis. They have tried their best to give me their precious suggestions during theprocess of writing the thesis.
Last but not least, I am deeply in debt to my beloved parents for theirencouragement, understanding and endless love during my life. They have created thebest environment for me to focus on the thesis writing during the winter holiday, andall this could not be possible without their selfless sacrifice and persistent support.
It is a significant and unforgettable experience for me to spend such a long time onwriting, modifying and polishing this thesis. Many kind-hearted people give me a greatamount of help, professional advice and encouragement. Thus, here I would like toexpress my sincere gratitude to them.
First of all, I will show my sincere thanks to my supervisor Professor Jia Aiwuwho has given me invaluable guidance and constant support and encouragementthroughout the whole processes. During my study of English education in this two ahalf years and the witting of this thesis, she has always been generous to offer me usefulsuggestions, answer my question and discuss research questions with me. Her detailguidance and helpful comments on my thesis encourage me to overcome difficultiesand think more critically during the processes of writing.
Secondly, I will also express my sincere gratitude to other professor and teacherswho had give me constructive suggestion to my thesis and thanks to them forinstructing me to construct my knowledge in English teaching in the past two and a halfyears.
Thirdly, I want to thank all my affectionate classmates and friends. During the twoa half years' study and the writing of this thesis, they have given me a lot of support andencouragement in their own ways.
At last, I will give the deepest gratitude to my family for their regretless supportand love to me.
First and foremost, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to mysupervisor, Professor Jia Aiwu. I have benefited tremendously from her criticalthinking and insightful viewpoint. Through his patient instruction,I finally focusedon the object studied in this thesis, and obtained valuable advice on aspects rangingfrom frame work constructing and data collection to elaborated analysis.
Secondly, I'm profusely grateful to my respected predecessors and teachers.
Without their precious suggestions, I could not have come this far in this thesis.
Moreover, I owe my thanks to my family and friends, who have always supportedme with their generous encouragements and praises.
Last but not least, I sincerely thank my fellow classmates. We share joys andanxieties, which propels us forward together throughout the arduous journey.
The accomplishment of this thesis has covered half a year,s experiment and another halfa year's analysis. It can not be denied that whole process is quite tough. Despite all theproblems during research and limitations, the thesis finally comes into being. However, thiscan not be achieved without the help of many people.
First and foremost, I would like to give my sincere gratitude to my distinguished andrespectable supervisor, Prof. Qi Yuanfang, for his all-along supports during not only theresearch process, but the whole post-graduate year. He is the one who gives me inspiration ofthe thesis topic, enlightens me empirical method helps me conduct teaching experiment, andinstructs me analyzing approaches. I have to say that this thesis is born from his insightfulinstructions and warm encouragement.
Secondly, I also own my appreciation to Prof, Gongrong who gives me a lot ofinspiration, insightful advice and instructions.
And also, this thesis can not be accomplished without teachers of Foreign LanguagesSchool who impart knowledge to me and classmates who offer me help.
Last but not least, I would like to extend my thanks to the students participating in thisresearch for their patient corporation.
I would like to express my appreciation to my supervisor, Professor Jia Aiwu. Hersuggestions, critical comments and support are invaluable to the completion of mystudy. Her generosity with her time and her wisdom sustained me during the process ofcomposing this thesis. I also express my thanks to Professor Yang Xianju and ProfessorSong Hongbo who gave me advices on my study. I appreciate Professor Qian Xiaoxia,without her help for the questionnaire distribution and collection, the response ratewould not be that high.
Furthermore, I would like to thank all the teachers working at School of ForeignLanguages for their participation and contribution to this study. Without theircooperation, this study would not have been completed successfully.
I also express my thanks to my friend Lou Liwen,who is now working in theoffice at School of Foreign Languages, for helping keep the returned questionnaires.
Moreover,I appreciate my friend, Ai Jun,for helping me with processing the data byusing SPSS.
Special thanks to my family and my friends for their accompany, encouragement,and unconditional support during the tough period.