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Alnujaidi, Sulaiman – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study investigated the difference between EFL students' preferred learning styles (PLS) and EFL teachers' preferred teaching styles (PTS) in Saudi Arabia. The participants in this study were 130 EFL students and 102 EFL teachers. Felder and Silverman's learning/teaching style model was employed to identify students' learning styles as well as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles
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Martí, Otilia; Portolés, Laura – English Language Teaching, 2019
In line with van Kampen et al.'s (2018) research about specialist and practitioner perceptions on the goals for CLIL in the Netherlands, the present study addresses Hüttner, Dalton-Puffer and Smit's (2013) call for investigating teachers' beliefs about CLIL in European countries like Spain where this teaching approach is highly institutionalized.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – English Language Teaching, 2019
Teachers need to modernize themselves and keep pace with changes in order to adapt themselves to the developing and changing system. At this juncture, the "reflective learning" model becomes an important element of teachers' professional development. Since the concept of reflection was first used, it has increased its importance as an…
Descriptors: Reflection, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Tao, Wei – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper analyzes the phenomenon that reducing hours of EFL instruction to non-English majors in Chinese universities gets no response. It first depicts the phenomenon, pointing out that this phenomenon differs greatly from people's response to similar events that happened in the past. It then analyzes the complicated underlying factors from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Poudel, Kamal Kumar; Sharma, Netra Prasad – English Language Teaching, 2019
Critics of higher education in Nepal, even the concerned agencies, are much worried about the decreased quality resulting in low employability of higher education. The most common adjectives used by them to describe this state are 'theoretical' and/or 'impractical'. The present case study was instigated when two college students of third year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Huang, Shiying – English Language Teaching, 2019
The issue of voice has received considerable critical attention in second language writing (SLW) in the past decades. This study intends to enrich the research of voice in the Chinese context, which may mirror some issues in EFL environments. The short story writing process of an English-major undergraduate was particularly analyzed in this study,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Kabooha, Raniah; Elyas, Tariq – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study sought to examine the improvement in vocabulary comprehension and retention of Saudi English as foreign language female students at King Abdul Aziz University as a result of integrating YouTube in their reading classes. The study also investigated the perceptions of both students as well as teachers towards the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Multimedia Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rojas-Barreto, Lisseth S.; Artunduaga-Cuellar, Marco T. – English Language Teaching, 2018
This article is the product of a diagnostic research study conducted by two professors from the APRENAP research group at Universidad Surcolombiana from Neiva, Huila, Colombia. The study aimed at looking into the causes for the English courses repetition phenomenon which was evident among many students especially in the advanced semesters at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Mutambik, Ibrahim – English Language Teaching, 2018
Over the past few decades, there have been tremendous increase in technology advancement and the significance of this in the field of education cannot be overemphasised. The adoption and use of E-learning in studying EFL, in particular, is one such areas that has experienced such fast-paced development for some time now. As a result, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Role
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María A., Martínez Hernández; Junior A., Vargas Cuevas; Astrid, Ramírez Valencia – English Language Teaching, 2018
In many EFL classrooms in Colombia, it is evident how students struggle trying to use English to communicate; nonetheless, with the revolution of ICTs that has taken place in the last years, there is a variety of tools available to support English learning autonomously with applications, blogs, and online courses; however, many of these tools were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Al-Zubi, Mohammad – English Language Teaching, 2018
One of the aims at Albalqa Applied University is to prepare the student to contribute positively in society so the main important goal of the comprehensive reform of the education system in Jordan is to contribute to the democratic development of the country. The study has been investigated to find out if the English instructors adopt the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Alsairi, Meshari A. – English Language Teaching, 2018
Various studies have been carried out in order to find out the suitable age for foreign language acquisition. Every research study has had a different Critical Period (CP) and most of them have not been really close together in terms of years. Critical Period refers to the actual time frame during which foreign language acquisition should take…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Zarrabi, Fatemeh – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study explores the ways in which English is used in public discourse in Tehran-Iran and the motivations of Iranian - English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and teachers towards English language learning. The paper begins with an overview of different places in which English is used in Iran, such as media, public signs, traffic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction