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Hoang, Thinh – Online Submission, 2018
Teacher self-efficacy beliefs (TSE) are recognised as a key component of successful learning and teaching. However, this construct seems to be under-investigated in the field of language teaching. This systematic review aims to examine the state of English as a foreign language (EFL) TSE research published from 2002 to 2017. Twenty seven studies…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alharbi, Eman S.; Smith, Andrew P. – International Education Studies, 2018
This review aims to address the major sources of stress experienced by international students, the role of individual differences, the chronology of their stress levels and wellbeing over time, and gaps in the existing literature. Two electronic databases (PubMed and Psych Info) were searched for English peer-reviewed articles using eight search…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Well Being, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Akiyama, Yuka; Cunningham, D. Joseph – CALICO Journal, 2018
Telecollaboration is a type of online learning arrangement between geographically distant participants for the development of language and intercultural competence. After two decades of research, it is an apt time to engage in a systematic review of previous studies in the form of a scoping review in order to illuminate the pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shadiev, Rustam; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Huang, Yueh-Min – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
We reviewed literature from 2007 to 2016 (March) on mobile language learning in authentic environments. We aimed to understand publications' trend, research focus, technology used, methodology, and current issues. Our results showed that there was increasing trend in the publications. Students' perceptions towards mobile learning technologies and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes
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Alsowat, Hamad H. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This systematic review study sought to examine the teaching of English language skills in Saudi Arabia by systematically analyzing the previous studies on language skills which were published within the past ten years and identify the research areas to be bridged in the future. The study employed the systematic review approach. The search strategy…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Vasilopoulos, Gene – Journal of International Students, 2016
The author in this paper critically reviews recent literature on international student language and adjustment to Western Anglophone universities. Two streams of research are discussed: the problem-solving approach guided largely by positivist epistemologies and quantitative methodologies contrasted to the post-structuralist language and identity…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Student Adjustment
Moore, Paul J.; Harrington, Michael – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2016
Policy-makers and practitioners in Australian higher education increasingly view English language proficiency (ELP) as a tripartite construct consisting of English proficiency for academic study, interpersonal communication, and more recently, the workplace. This paper examines this assumption and identifies the significant implications it has for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Tsun-Ju; Lan, Yu-Ju – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This study investigated the research trends in language learning in a virtual reality environment by conducting a content analysis of findings published in the literature from 2004 to 2013 in four top ranked computer-assisted language learning journals: "Language Learning & Technology," "CALICO Journal," "Computer…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Simulation, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Vieira, Flávia; Moreira, Maria Alfredo; Peralta, Helena – Language Teaching, 2014
This article reviews a selective corpus of empirical and theoretical texts on foreign language pedagogy and teacher education, produced in Portugal between 2006 and 2011. A descriptive and interpretative approach is adopted to inquire into the transformative potential of research, with a focus on its scope, purposes, conceptual and methodological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Transformative Learning
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Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
While there has been an increase in students studying abroad in China, this increase has not been seen in the respective number of articles published in scholarly journals on education abroad in China. This paper summarizes articles from journals on the types of education abroad programs in China, organized by topic, and by the outcomes and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Eun Gyong – Language Policy, 2011
This study examines the English language teaching (ELT) policies and measures taken under the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK) from 1945 to 1948, in an attempt to illuminate their implications on the current ELT in Korea. The study analyzes data derived from documents of the Korean and the U.S. governments, literature on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Planning
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Goldenberg, Claude; Quach, Sara Rutherford – ERS Spectrum, 2010
Although schools and districts are increasingly required to provide various supports and instructional programs for English Language Learners (ELLs), standardized measures of these students' academic achievement continue to be low. This article summarizes key findings of two major reviews of the research on educating ELLs that were completed in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), English, Meta Analysis