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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Lei, Jiang; Lin, Yuewu – English Language Teaching, 2018
Mediation theory facilitates teachers and students to tackle the barriers in English teaching and learning process. It offers a sound systematic theoretical fort on which teachers could rely, redefines teachers' roles and functionings in the process of learners' cognitive development and growing self-regulations. The famous psychologist Lev…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three different language centers, in three different cities in Colombia. Participants were asked to record themselves answering…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Benchmarking, Grammar
Atmaca, Çagla – Online Submission, 2017
Growing body of studies has stressed the role of research in teacher education since conducting research informs both teachers and students, and contributes to professional skills. Therefore, this study aimed to find out and compare the perspectives of pre-service and in-service English teachers in an EFL context with regard to finding sufficient…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers
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Haan, Jennifer E.; Gallagher, Colleen E.; Varandani, Lisa – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
The rapid growth of international students at United States universities in recent years (Institute of International Education, 2013) has prompted discussions about how best to serve this population in and out of the classroom. This article reports on faculty cognitions (Borg, 2006) regarding internationalization and the teaching of international…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, International Education, Self Efficacy, Foreign Students
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Ulla, Mark B. – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The British Council introduced the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) Project in Myanmar. This program aims to improve the English language proficiency and teacher training methodologies of all state teacher trainers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate teacher perceptions and attitudes towards this program. The methods…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Questionnaires
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Asif, Fariha – English Language Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that trigger language anxiety among Saudi learners in English as Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms. The factor of anxiety is especially found among learners while developing proficiency in over all communication and speaking skills as felt by the EFL teachers. The study also seeks to answer…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Metin Tekin, Bilge – Online Submission, 2017
For language teachers, the study of education from international and comparative points of view, which is undertaken by comparative education, is essential because of the international nature of language education. For language teachers, working abroad to widen their experience is very common. Therefore, knowing the latest and common approach is…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Mollaei, Fatemeh; Taghinezhad, Ali; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It has been found that translation is an efficient means to teach/learn grammar, syntax, and lexis of a foreign language. Meanwhile, translation is good for beginners who do not still enjoy the critical level of proficiency in their target language for expression. This study was conducted to examine the teachers' and learners' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Aguilar, Marta – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
The present study aims to shed some light on how engineering lecturers teaching in English at a Spanish university view their work (teaching goals) within the current European internationalisation trend of offering courses and master programmes in English. A questionnaire where content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and English-medium…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Yurtseven, Nihal; Altun, Sertel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Concepts such as teachers' professional development and students' achievement act as the driving force for the development of each in a causal relationship in EFL teaching, as in many other disciplines. The purpose of this study is to investigate the change Understanding by Design (UbD) made on teachers' professional development and students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Faculty Development
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Chang, Ji-Yeon; Kim, Wooyeon; Lee, Heewon – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
Many English as a foreign language universities have increased the number of English-medium instruction (EMI) courses regardless of their students' preparedness for them. As a result, previous studies have reflected the necessity of additional language assistance to students who have to take EMI courses with limited English proficiency. Drawing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Universities
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Jackson, Denise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explores the challenges experienced by international students during Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia. Student participation in WIL not only enhances individual student employability but also the attractiveness of Australia as a study destination. WIL, in particular work placements, is in high demand by international students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Work Experience, Employment Potential, Work Experience Programs
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Al-Maamari, Faisal; Al-Aamri, Kamla; Khammash, Samar; Al-Wahaibi, Munira – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Existing initiatives purporting to promote teacher research are often found to be inadequate to encourage EFL teachers to engage in research due to the fact that they impose a top down, expert model approach to research engagement. This study reports on a pioneering programme at Sultan Qaboos University Language Centre in the Sultanate of Oman…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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