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MacIntyre, Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
In many academic writing textbooks and style guides the use of personal pronouns is not encouraged. This is particularly problematic for non-native speakers of English trying to express themselves in a second language as, although personal pronouns are a clear signal of the writers' identity and presence in a text, they are usually advised not to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Vitta, Joseph P.; Jost, Dayna; Pusina, Alexis – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), writing instruction has often been of primary interest with a focus on curricula design and implementation. This especially holds true in East Asia where many universities operate EAP writing programmes. This study is located within this region, taking an inquiry stance in a small-scale case study of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Rose, Heath; Montakantiwong, Anuchaya – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
With the growth of English worldwide there have been numerous calls for a paradigm shift from teaching English as foreign language to teaching English as an international language (EIL). While there is a growing body of conceptual literature for teaching EIL, the voices of teachers remain severely underrepresented in this movement. As such,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Global Approach
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Freeman, Donald – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
New conceptualizations of English are challenging traditional norms of what the language is, as well as how it is taught and by whom. These changes, coupled with the expansion of teaching English across the educational spectrum from younger grades to tertiary levels, present challenges to many national education systems. The role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Teacher Competencies
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Rose, Heath; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In this article, we describe and evaluate an innovative pedagogical task designed to raise awareness of Global Englishes and to challenge standard language ideology in an English language classroom. The task encouraged the learning and debate of the controversial Speak Good English Movement, which campaigns for Singaporeans to use a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metalinguistics
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Siegel, Joseph – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article describes an innovation in the teaching and learning of vocabulary in English as a Foreign Language classes. Whereas vocabulary coverage in classrooms and textbooks traditionally focuses on lists of target words in printed form, this article promotes the notion of "aural vocabulary" as an important part of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Ruegg, Rachael – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This study aimed to determine differences in the uptake of peer and teacher feedback after writing students received longitudinal feedback from only one of these sources. It also investigates the types of feedback given by peers and a teacher in order to explain those any differences. Data was collected from 64 Japanese university students in four…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Writing Instruction
Hodgson, Kevin Michael – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Although the paradigm shift towards English as an International Language (EIL) has been generally accepted within the academic community, a valorization of native speaker norms continues to be prevalent among many non-native speakers (NNSs). Through data drawn from a qualitative questionnaire and proficiency assessment results (TOEIC), this mixed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Native Speakers, Global Approach, Linguistic Competence
Boers, Frank; Lindstromberg, Seth; Webb, Stuart – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Previous research has furnished evidence that alliterative expressions (e.g. "a slippery slope") are comparatively memorable for second language learners, at least when these expressions are attended to as decontextualized items (Lindstromberg and Boers, 2008a; Boers et al., 2012). The present study investigates whether alliteration…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Phrase Structure, Literary Devices
Cooke, Simon D. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This pilot study explores language development among a class of L2 students who were required to transcribe and reflect upon spoken performances. The class was given tasks for self and peer-evaluation and afforded the opportunity to assume more responsibility for assessing language development of both themselves and their peers. Several studies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reflection, Speech Skills, Student Attitudes
McKinley, Jim – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This article provides an examination of the literature on issues surrounding the problems Japanese university students face in learning critical argument in their English academic writing courses. Japanese students' critical thinking skills are criticized as not fostered in their university education, perhaps due to Confucian education ideals,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse
Stone, Paul – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
In this paper I describe and analyse learner task-based interactions from a multimodal perspective with the aim of better understanding how learners' interpersonal relationships might affect task performance. Task-based pedagogy is focused on classroom interaction between learners, yet analysis of tasks has often neglected the analysis of this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Friendship
Shintani, Natsuko – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
The study reported in this article investigated task-repetition with young Japanese children. Fifteen children with no prior knowledge of English completed a communicative listening task that was designed to introduce new vocabulary. The same task was repeated nine times over five weeks. In line with Allwright's (1984) claim that "interaction…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Stone, Paul; Kidd, Andrew – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
This paper outlines some findings of a three-month investigation into the effects of students' interpersonal relationships on communication in two EFL classrooms in a Japanese university. Data was collected to identify and describe the various social subgroups that existed within the classes, and samples of classroom discourse were then analysed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Relationship
Armour, William Spencer – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
Multimodal examples of Japanese language input (such as "manga" and anime) have now become the default choice for curriculum designers, material developers, and classroom teachers to make learning "fun". More traditional written only text-based materials are now in direct competition with such materials. While there has been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Input
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