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Yeganehpour, Parisa – Online Submission, 2017
These days focus of interest in English learning changes to productive skills, in Turkey. This research study assesses the teachers' point of view about using ice-breakers for adult Turkish EFL learners in upper-intermediate level. It also anticipates finding valuable information with applying ice-breaker activities as a useful teaching policy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Chan, Wai Ling – Teacher Development, 2016
This study examines the discrepancy between teachers' beliefs and practices in Hong Kong kindergartens and the factors that influence this discrepancy. Three kindergartens, considered by the Hong Kong Education Bureau to be of varying quality, were chosen from different areas of Hong Kong. Questionnaires about teaching beliefs were administered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Beliefs, Educational Practices
Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Pooshaneh, Leila – Online Submission, 2015
Many empirical investigations have demonstrated that explicit Focus on Form (FOF) methods are more effective than implicit Focus on Meaning (FOM) methods (Norris & Ortega, 2000), because in FOF instruction learners' attention is drawn to linguistic form while FOM instruction requires learners' attention to communicate (Ellis, 2001). However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design, Adult Learning, English (Second Language)
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Kaivanpanah, Shiva; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Sepehrinia, Sajjad – Language Learning Journal, 2015
The present study examines Iranian language learners' views on different types of oral corrective feedback and explores the relationship with learners' language proficiency. It then compares the learners' views with those of their teachers. The study is based on a 36-item questionnaire completed by 154 English as a foreign language (EFL) learners…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin; Krabi, Kristiina – International Review of Education, 2015
The development visions of universities, the growing heterogeneity of learners at all levels and changes in higher education are increasing expectations of academics' professionalism and their teaching practices. Learning experiences and teaching practices at university influence further choices and support continuing lifelong learning of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Context Effect, Universities, Learning Experience
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Farahani, Ali Akbar; Salajegheh, Soory – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
Although the provision of error correction is common in education, there are controversies regarding "when" correction is most effective and why it is effective. This study investigated the differences between Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and learners regarding their perspectives towards the timeline of error…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Error Correction