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Wolf, Debra M.; Phung, Linh – Journal of International Students, 2019
A case study was conducted to explore the experiences of Chinese nurses when completing a graduate nursing degree taught in English (as a second language) in the United States over a 1-year period. The study explored language, academic, and social challenges perceived by the students, strategies used to overcome challenges, and academic support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Asians, Graduate Students
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Aull, Laura – Written Communication, 2019
Stance is a growing focus of academic writing research and an important aspect of writing development in higher education. Research on student writing to date has explored stance across different levels, language backgrounds, and disciplines, but has rarely focused on stance features across genres. This article explores stance marker use between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Assignments, Academic Language, Writing Research
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Sadykova, Gulnara; Meskill, Carla – Online Learning, 2019
As more distance education courses broaden their reach across borders, the chances of online classes being multicultural are high. This means that more often students may find themselves in courses designed for and by a host culture that differs from their own regarding its approach to teaching and learning. Compounding the difficulties inherent…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Online Courses, Cultural Pluralism
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MacIntyre, Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
In many academic writing textbooks and style guides the use of personal pronouns is not encouraged. This is particularly problematic for non-native speakers of English trying to express themselves in a second language as, although personal pronouns are a clear signal of the writers' identity and presence in a text, they are usually advised not to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Li, Liang; Franken, Margaret; Wu, Shaoqun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Lexical bundles, recurrent multiword combinations in a register, are extremely common and important discourse building blocks in academic writing. An increasing number of studies have investigated lexical bundles in academic writing in recent years, but few studies have explored L2 learners' interpretations of their own bundle production,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Phrase Structure
Champlin, Matthew C. – Online Submission, 2019
This IPP combines a literature review and a materials development project. The literature review outlines and supports the approach taken throughout the curriculum and the materials that were developed. First, it lays out the nature of Turkish universities' ELPPs [English Language Preparatory Programs]; then, it deals with the basic philosophy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Curriculum
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Sujito; Budiharso, Teguh; Solikhah, Imroatus; Muttaqin, Wildan Mahir – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
This study examines the effects of applying two different forms of analogy, namely written and oral analogy, while also considering learners' cognitive styles, on students learning outcomes for a research course in English as a Foreign Language. The cognitive style was used in this study as a moderator variable. This study used an experimental…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Medina, Cruz – Composition Studies, 2019
Scholars in rhetoric and composition have questioned to what extent the field can be decolonial because of the gatekeeping role that writing plays in the university. This article examines the decolonial potential of implementing multilingual practices in first-year composition (fyc), enacting what Walter Mignolo calls "epistemic…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Postcolonialism, Multilingualism, College Freshmen
Omar, Youssif Zaghwani – Online Submission, 2019
Studies and research reveal that most English language learners (ELLs) encounter challenges when they write an academic paper in English due to lack of grammar. As most international universities require passing international tests as TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE, and other tests with high level, most international students fail to achieve this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Rivera, A. J.; Mazak, Catherine – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
While interest in pedagogical translanguaging has grown, it continues to be an underresearched area of study. The purpose of this study is to better understand student response to the use of strategic and pedagogically informed translanguaging practices in the university-level classroom. This article takes an in-depth look at the coursework and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication
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Al Khateeb, Ahmed A. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2019
Purpose: The current research presents a 14-week experience of developing socially orientated narratives in a digital mode, which involved 60 female Saudi English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Initially working together, they were later divided into groups of approximately eight members each. The purpose of this research is to determine…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Zúñiga, Christian E. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
This autoethnography explores my experience as a bilingual teacher educator on the Texas, United States-Mexico border supporting the development of preservice teachers' pedagogical Spanish language competencies through a course that I have been developing over the last few years. To this aim, I look at my positionality and experiences developing…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Educators, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes
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Gafaro, Barbara Conde – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This case study investigated the self-regulated learning strategies that university students employ while engaging with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as part of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) involves the processes whereby students plan, monitor, evaluate, and adjust their performance towards…
Descriptors: Online Courses, English for Academic Purposes, Academic Language, Blended Learning