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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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Huang, Hsin-Yi Cyndi – English Language Teaching, 2016
With the availability of Web 2.0 technologies, blogs have become useful and attractive tools for teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in their writing classes. Learners do not need to understand HTML in order to construct blogs, and the appearance and content can be facilitated via the use of photos, music, and video files (Vurdien,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Wang, Chao; Yan, Jiaolan; Liu, Bao – English Language Teaching, 2014
Based on Bailey's washback model, in respect of participants, process and products, the present empirical study was conducted to find the actual washback effects of the internet-based College English Test Band 4 (IB CET-4). The methods adopted are questionnaires, class observation, interview and the analysis of both the CET-4 teaching and testing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Venkatraman, G.; Prema, P. – English Language Teaching, 2013
The paper presents the research design used for identifying and validating a set of competencies required of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) teachers. The identification of the competencies and the three-stage validation process are also discussed. The observation of classes of ESP teachers for field-testing the validated competencies and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Competencies, English for Special Purposes
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Davari, Hossein; Iranmehr, Abutaleb; Erfani, Seyyed Mahdi – English Language Teaching, 2012
Critical pedagogy (CP) as one of the most radical changes in English language teaching (ELT) has turned into a common theme of research and discussion in recent years. Despite its practical implications, however, most of the research on this issue has been limited to its theoretical and conceptual dimensions. Conceiving the importance of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Community Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Boroujeni, Fatemeh Abbasian; Ketabi, Saeed – English Language Teaching, 2012
The present research was conducted with the aim of examining the foreign language learning needs of graduate and postgraduate students of Genetics in Iran in order to help students to meet the growing present and emerging future language demands. The study was designed on a qualitative-quantitative survey basis using interviews and questionnaires…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Needs, Second Language Learning
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Moslemi, Fatemeh; Moinzadeh, Ahmad; Dabaghi, Azizollah – English Language Teaching, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the foreign language learning needs of Iranian MA students, in particular those who were majoring in biology, psychology, physical training, accounting and west philosophy. A total of 80 students from five MA majors studying at university of Isfahan participated in the study. Additionally, twenty-five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)