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Tian, Yan – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Translation is one of the items tested in many national English proficiency tests for non-English majors in China because translation competence is regarded as one of the productive language skills which could be used to assess learners' language proficiency. However, the feedback on translation exercises and self-tests are usually provided by…
Descriptors: Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hart, Blaire Creamer – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Dr. Santosh Kumar Mahapatra did not grow up speaking English, and studying English in secondary school was not easy for him. In fact, he almost failed the subject in Grades 10 and 12. Later, after he earned a master's degree in English Literature but still felt he could not speak the language well, he improved his English-speaking skills while…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Educational Strategies
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Baird, Craig; Dooey, Patricia – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Determining the writing skill level of students commencing tertiary education is a key element in predicting their likely study success and in providing appropriate writing development opportunities. Writing tests constructed around written instructions often assume high levels of reading and comprehension skills, which in some instances impose…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Tests, Skill Analysis, Prior Learning
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Zhu, Yan; Shu, Dingfang – Language Teaching, 2017
As one of the two "educational special zones" in China, Shanghai is launching a new round of curriculum reforms centring on "lide shuren," viz. "fostering integrity and promoting rounded development of people" (Hu 2012). Apart from piloting a new plan for "Gaokao," the national college entrance examination…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Suhaimi, Azyyati Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
Liberalisation of Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training in Malaysia has recently been extended to the private facilities recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM). This has increased the number of graduate employment opportunities. Pharmacy graduates are required to undergo an interview with the Public Services Commission of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pharmaceutical Education, Health Personnel, Pharmacy
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Aydin, Belgin – Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2017
Technology integration in education, how to do it effectively, how to help teachers gain the necessary competencies are among the most discussed topics in recent years. It is also known that in-service teacher training is full of problems and the desired outcomes cannot be achieved easily. Teacher training programs cannot equip future teachers…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Mentors, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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Tapper, Nicholas; Horsley, Jenny – Kairaranga, 2017
Before graduating from my year as a student in an initial teacher education programme, I am tasked with demonstrating my ability to show how I am able to achieve equitable outcomes for 'priority student groups'. My success or failure in this hinges on a number of factors. Arguably, the most important factor is the quality of practice I observe…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Equal Education, Geography Instruction, Student Diversity
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Stephens, Gregory – CEA Forum, 2016
This essay develops a theory of "digital liminality" as a way to analyze the role of technology in the classroom and in students' lives. It is also a report on the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom as a site of intercultural exchange between instructors and Muslim students. The role of digital media in higher education was a…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Information Technology, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Ibatova, Aygul Z.; Ilin, Aleksandr G.; Ippolitova, Natalia V.; Stavruk, Marina A.; Ivanova, Natalia L. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article discusses the problem of foreign language training of students of oil and gas faculty with the use of interdisciplinary integration as an effective teaching method. A brief review of the application of this method in the foreign language classes with students at the Federal State Institution of Higher Education of Tyumen Industrial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Wang, Xianghua; Li, Wenxiu – International Education Studies, 2016
The foreign students' education has a great influence on the internationalization of higher education and the reputation of university. Since the 21st century, the foreign students' education has developed rapidly and has been extending continuously in Shandong Province. However, a series of problems still exist, such as the imperfect of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, International Education, Foreign Countries
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Ferrer, Erica; Staley, Kendra – CATESOL Journal, 2016
This article details the design and implementation of a reading program in a university EFL setting as a strategy to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaborative learning, and reading for enjoyment (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001; Richards & Renandya, 2002). This student-centered project challenged ELLs to address issues such as…
Descriptors: Program Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hernandez-Nanclares, Nuria; Jimenez-Munoz, Antonio – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in Spain has increased the number of degrees taught through English, although secondary schools do not ensure an appropriate set of linguistic skills for bilingual degrees. A holistic, accountable model for Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-supported learning can give students the adequate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Language of Instruction, English
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
Bayburt University's English Language Teaching (ELT) department, is starting its courses as of 2016 fall season, using the Turkish sage Dede Korkut's tales as part of its speech training curriculum. The story "Wild Dumrul" presented in this article is famous in world literature for its theme of "marital love and sacrifice."…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Murray, Neil; Hicks, Margaret – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
As the university student body becomes ever more diverse, the place and nature of English language provision is coming under unprecedented scrutiny and is the object of greater regulation. Today, more than ever before, institutions of higher education are being called to account for the way in which they support this diverse population in respect…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Higher Education
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Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This article outlines some of the policy issues currently faced by research-based universities in the Netherlands. The focus is on four leading universities (University of Amsterdam: UvA; Free University of Amsterdam: VU; Leiden University; and Delft University of Technology: TUD). The author visited these institutions as part of a Study Tour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Policy
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