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Chen, Qi; Wright, Clare – Language Teaching Research, 2017
In view of ongoing debates about the future of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in contexts of English as a foreign language (EFL), we present a detailed case study of teacher beliefs and practices regarding TBLT conducted in a secondary school in mainland China with a long history of communicative and task-based teaching approaches. We used a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Uzum, Baburhan – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how a novice language teacher negotiated her pedagogical beliefs and practices during her socialization into a foreign cultural and educational context. The focal participant was an Uzbek language teacher at a university in the USA. Using a language socialization theoretical framework, data were drawn from…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Socialization, Video Technology
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Ives, Jessica – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This article presents a case study that explored and reflected on the relationship between the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices of one second language reading teacher. The findings of this study revealed that this particular teacher holds complex beliefs about teaching reading that were evident to some extent in many of his…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Educational Practices, Case Studies
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Ghanem, Carla – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The study explores the complexities associated with graduate language instructors' NS/NNS identities and teaching of culture. Researchers, who work mainly in the English as a Second/Foreign Language field, have been discussing this divide and have examined the advantages and disadvantages each group brings to the profession, but not the influence…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Zheng, Xinmin; Borg, Simon – Language Teaching Research, 2014
While much has been written about task-based language teaching (TBLT), research examining teachers' understandings of what TBLT means remains limited. This article explores the understandings of TBLT of three Chinese secondary school teachers of English and the implementation of TBLT in their lessons. Narrative accounts were constructed for each…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Li, Daguo; Edwards, Viv – Language Teaching Research, 2013
This article assesses the impact of a UK-based professional development programme on curriculum innovation and change in English Language Education (ELE) in Western China. Based on interviews, focus group discussions and observation of a total of 48 English teachers who had participated in an overseas professional development programme influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning