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Liu, Dianping; Xue, Sijia; Hu, Rong – English Language Teaching, 2019
The internationalization of education brings different challenges to local education of different communities. Traditional EFL education in Chinese universities may also encounter such challenges. Against this background, this study investigates the challenges and solutions for college EFL education in ethnic minority regions of China. A narrative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Huang, Fang; Teo, Timothy; Zhou, Mingming – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This article explores Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' attitudes toward technology use and the factors that influence their technology acceptance. A qualitative study was conducted with data obtained from semistructured, in-depth interviews of 14 university teachers from six provinces. The interview data revealed that Chinese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole, Ed.; Constantinou, Elis Kakoulli, Ed.; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume gives readers insights on the use of technology in professional development programmes and content knowledge that can enrich teacher education. Every chapter of the book builds, through research, an analysis and discussion of CALL [Computer Assisted Language Learning] matters and professional development. The purpose of the EuroCALL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Soulé, María Victoria; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The present study examines Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) practices in the Cypriot Higher Education (HE) system and their relation to teachers' education in CALL and professional development. It involves 28 second language instructors from public and private universities in the Republic of Cyprus. A survey was designed to assess CALL…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Private Colleges
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Goria, Cecilia; Kostantinidiss, Angelos; Kilvinski, Bryan; Dogan, Betul Eroglu – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The emergence of Web 2.0 has created diverse opportunities for continuing professional development in the area of language teaching. This article begins by presenting how the pedagogical model implemented in an online postgraduate programme integrates the Personal Learning Environment and Personal Learning Network (PLE and PLN) concept and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Faculty Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Online Courses
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Bedir, Hasan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated ELT pre-service teachers' beliefs and perceptions on 21st century learning and innovation skills with a special emphasis on critical, creative thinking, collaboration and communication skills (4Cs) in particular. Data were collected with a customized questionnaire including closed and open ended questions and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kimanen, Anuleena; Alisaari, Jenni; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2019
Culturally and linguistically responsive education takes the learners' diverse identities and languages into account in many ways. This article explores the orientations that emerge when pre-service and in-service teachers evaluate their preparedness to conduct certain culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, World Views
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Farsani, Mohammad Amini; Babaii, Esmat – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This nationwide study examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) faculty members' engagement in and with research in a major site of EFL context by surveying a representative sample of 140 faculty members. Further, the correlation between the respondents' levels of engagement in and with research and their demographic features concerning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Gallagher-Brett, Angela – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter will introduce Action Research Communities for Language Teachers (ARC), a project funded by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe (2015-2018). The project aims to make action research techniques widely available to language teachers across Europe and to provide them with development opportunities…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jordano de la Torre, María – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The last five years have been witnessing the publication of two crucial documents in the field of language teaching and technology: 'CEFR: Companion Volume with New Descriptors' (Council of Europe, 2018) and 'DigCompEdu' (Punie & Redecker, 2017). These publications will be decisive for the design of new study plans aimed at the training of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Teachers, Information Technology
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Aktekin, Nafiye Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This study investigated the impact of a Critical Friends Group (CFG), an inquiry-based professional development model, on Turkish EFL teachers. It was acknowledged that short-term workshops did not provide opportunities for teachers to make connections between the theory presented and the implications that it had for classroom teaching.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Faculty Development, Language Teachers
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Tham, Pham Thi Hong; Cheng, Zhang Yan – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2019
In recent years, the expansion of relations with China has led to the increasing need for the use of employees knowing Chinese language. Today, Chinese language is not simply a necessary condition, but it also becomes a tool, an effective and powerful means to exchange and develop the Country. In the last 5 years, the number of students of Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Teacher Shortage
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Murphy, Audrey Figueroa; Haller, Elizabeth; Spiridakis, John – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2019
This study focused on the perceptions of in-service general education teachers who completed a cohort mentoring program leading to certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) at a large, urban university. Based on interviews with 19 members of a cohort of 28, participants valued both the support and augmented skills-development the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mentors, English (Second Language), Language Teachers