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Ling, Guangming; Wolf, Mikyung Kim; Cho, Yeonsuk; Wang, Yuan – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
Although English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs for matriculated students have been a presence in U.S. higher education since the 1940s, little has been documented in the literature concerning ESL courses, ESL placement tests, and the procedures in which incoming students are placed into appropriate classes.The present study takes three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Higher Education, Program Content
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Nami, Fatemeh; Marandi, S. Susan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
The potential of wikis for learning has recently begun to capture the attention of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) research. While students' collaboration, attention to form, and perceptions of wikis in document mode have been widely addressed in previous research, the educational value of wikis used in thread mode, as discussion…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Kashani, Hajar; Mahmud, Rosnaini Binti; Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani – English Language Teaching, 2013
In today's world, there are lots of methods in language teaching in general and teaching writing in particular. Using two different tools in writing essays and conducting a study to compare the effectiveness of these two tools namely blog and pen-and-paper was the basis of this study. This study used a quantitative true experimental design aimed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Essays, Writing Skills
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Grami, Grami Mohammad A. – English Language Teaching, 2012
This paper reports on the experience of seven Saudi female ESL students who worked collaboratively in an interactive online writing environment over a period of four weeks. It chronicles their experiences with online writing tasks, documents their responses to online feedback, and examines their attempts to cope with different settings and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning