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Poudel, Kamal Kumar; Sharma, Netra Prasad – English Language Teaching, 2019
Critics of higher education in Nepal, even the concerned agencies, are much worried about the decreased quality resulting in low employability of higher education. The most common adjectives used by them to describe this state are 'theoretical' and/or 'impractical'. The present case study was instigated when two college students of third year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Dawadi, Saraswati – TESL-EJ, 2019
There is a substantial body of research into the effects of planning time on second language (L2) oral performance, but different effects were found -- some of them showing increased accuracy, others increased complexity and/or fluency of language. In this study, 30 English as a foreign language learner individually performed a narrative and an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
Dawadi, Saraswati – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated language learning strategies (LLS) used by English as foreign language (EFL) learners in Nepal. For this study, 370 undergraduate level students from a university in Nepal responded to a questionnaire. The quantitative software SPSS was used to analyse the data. Results indicated that students were moderate users of those…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Nasirudeen, A. M. A.; Koh, Josephine Koh Wat; Lau, Adeline Lee Chin; Seng, Lim Lay; Ling, How Ai – Journal of International Students, 2014
This study aims to identify the level of acculturative stress and to examine the correlations between acculturative stress or its subcategories and variables such as English language proficiency. The results show that international students were challenged by social interactions, lack of English language proficiency and financial issues. The…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Tin, Tan Bee – Language Teaching Research, 2014
English language teaching (ELT) currently occurring in diverse social settings points to the need to locate ELT in its social context. Many researchers have highlighted the need to explore local vernacular practices, in particular ELT practices in peripheral contexts. The present study investigates events in an English language classroom at a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
Little, David, Ed.; Leung, Constant, Ed.; Van Avermaet, Piet – Multilingual Matters, 2013
Diversity--social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic--poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national educational goals, while for others it offers new opportunities. Successive PISA reports have laid bare the relative lack of success in…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Barriers
Choudaha, Rahul; Chang, Li – World Education Services, 2012
A new environment of budgetary cuts and increasing competition is forcing many institutions to become strategic and deliberate in their recruitment efforts. Effective international recruitment practices are dependent more than ever on a deep understanding of student mobility patterns and decision-making processes. The purpose of this research is…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
Bista, Krishna – Online Submission, 2011
In this paper, the author reviews the history of English language teaching English as a second or foreign language in schools and colleges in Nepal. Teaching English language and literature in Nepal is of about a half a decade, starting from the mid of twentieth century. English learners in Nepal do not have enough exposure to various techniques…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English
Bista, Krishna – Online Submission, 2010
This study proposes to identify and evaluate the factors that affect code switching in the university classroom among 15 bilingual international students. The findings from the study conducted in a southern American university revealed that the primary factor of code switching in international classroom is incompetence in the second language.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Bilingual Students, Classroom Environment