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Nguyen, Hanh thi, Ed.; Malabarba, Taiane, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This edited volume brings together 10 cutting-edge empirical studies on the realities of English language learning, teaching and testing in a wide range of global contexts where English is an additional language. It covers three themes: learners' development of interactional competence, the organization of teaching and testing practices, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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Haugh, Michael – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
International students have continued to be the focus of simplistic stereotyping in media discourse where they are frequently identified as one of the forces behind declining academic standards in Australian universities. Their English language skills, in particular, have continued to be the focus of debate both in the mainstream media and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education
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Baghaei, Purya; Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Testing, 2015
Research shows that test method can exert a significant impact on test takers' performance and thereby contaminate test scores. We argue that common test method can exert the same effect as common stimuli and violate the conditional independence assumption of item response theory models because, in general, subsets of items which have a shared…
Descriptors: Test Format, Item Response Theory, Models, Test Items
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Griffiths, Carol; Cansiz, Gökhan – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The language learning strategy question has been debated on a number of levels, including definition, the strategy/success relationship and strategy coordination. In addition, awareness has been steadily growing of the importance of taking an holistic view of the strategy phenomenon and examining strategies not just in isolation but as part of an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews
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Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2012
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Badib, Ayesha Abdullah Najieb; Guru, Subhatra – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2011
The Malaysian government is rigorously drawing up strategies to increase the already existing 60,000 foreign students currently studying in the country (The Star, 2009). With the influx of more foreign students and with English as the medium of instruction in local higher education, it is felt that a study to investigate international students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
Smith, Ann F. V., Ed.; Strong, Gregory, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
"Adult Language Learners: Context and Innovation" presents instructional practices that are particularly successful with adults. Adult language learners are goal oriented and direct their learning to fulfill particular needs or demands: to advance their studies, to progress up the career ladder, to follow business opportunities, to pass…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries