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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Chirinda, Brantina; Barmby, Patrick – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The South African curriculum emphasizes the teaching of problem solving in mathematics. However, little is known about South African teachers' views on the teaching of mathematical problem solving (MPS). The purpose of this study was to establish Grade 9 South African teachers' views, teaching strategies and the support required in their teaching…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Pavelescu, Liana Maria; Petric, Bojana – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the foreign language learning emotions of four EFL adolescent students in Romania and the ways in which their emotions emerge in their sociocultural context. Multiple qualitative methods were employed over a school semester, including a written task, semi-structured interviews with the learners and their teachers, lesson…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mehrpour, Saeed; Moghaddam, Meisam – Online Submission, 2018
As part of a larger scale research on teachers' beliefs and practices, the present study examined the categories of pedagogical beliefs of novice and experienced EFL teachers (gleaned from the administration of 'Importance of Pedagogical Knowledge Scale' (IPKS)) and their verbal reports through semi structured interviews and stimulated recall, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Vos, Rebecca – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Teacher principles encompass a teacher's stated assumptions, beliefs, and conceptions about acquiring and teaching a second language (L2). Due to the complex and diversified nature of how principles take form, an individual teacher's principles will influence their judgements, perceptions and instructional decisions, thus affecting the outcome of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Beliefs, Second Language Instruction
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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark; Xiong, Xi Bei; Lim, Cher Ping; Yan, Hanbing – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
In a 2013-2014 Australia-China Council project, middle school students in Australia and China shared digital stories about their everyday lives and local cultures, and traditional tales with a modern twist. This article reports on research that aimed to explore the successes and challenges associated with this digital story exchange between…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Story Telling, Computer Mediated Communication, International Educational Exchange
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Hendi, Nazila Seyed; Asmawi, Adelina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The practices preschool teachers implement in their classrooms are vital in their students' literacy development. Preschool teachers are always expected to implement research-based literacy practices to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter school. This multiple-case study intended to address four nonnative in-service preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education, English (Second Language), School Districts
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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Park, Ho-Ryong – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This qualitative case study investigated 4 Korean elementary level English language learners' (ELLs) cultural identities when they read online texts at home and school. The participants were fourth- or fifth-grade students. The data consisted of observations, interviews, field notes, reflective journals, and the ELLs' verbal reports at home and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Processes, Self Concept, English (Second Language)
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Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Pandian, Ambigapathy – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices relating to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) of two ESL teachers. The findings of the study revealed that both the teachers hold similar complex beliefs that mostly contradict the philosophy of CLT. The practices were not in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Durango Isaza, Diana Carolina; González Marín, Clara Inés; Arias Castaño, Enrique – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This research arose from the need to consolidate a meaningful bilingual methodology for children from three to five years of age from low socioeconomic backgrounds belonging to the public education system, where they could begin learning English and Spanish by means of a bilingual methodology that provides them with the same opportunities as…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Child Development
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Prince, Johanna – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand how teachers, working with English Language Learners (ELLs), expanded their knowledge and instructional practices as they implemented a one-to-one iPad® program. Background: English Language Learners experience linguistic, cultural, and cognitive shifts that can be…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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Phan, Nga Thi Tuyet – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study was designed to extend our knowledge of the differences between EFL teachers' beliefs of effective instruction and their actual classroom practices under the influence of different factors in the Vietnamese context. The paper took a qualitative approach using focus group discussion, journaling, non-participant observation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed; Preece, Abdul Shakour – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Of the four English language skills, speaking enjoys a superior status. Accordingly, it should be given high priority while teaching. In spite of its importance, teaching English speaking skill to Arab EFL learners has always been an exacting task for Arab teachers of English because it is considered a foreign language, i.e. not widely spoken or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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