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Kidwell, Tabitha – TESL-EJ, 2019
By teaching English, teachers are preparing students for encounters with people from different cultures. To do so effectively from the beginning of their careers, novice teachers need preparation to teach about culture in addition to teaching language. Teacher educators could more effectively support novice teachers' ability to teach about culture…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Eslami, Zohreh; Moody, Stephanie; Pashmforoosh, Roya – TESL-EJ, 2019
The growth of English worldwide has brought about myriad variations of the language, but many teachers in the United States are still relatively unfamiliar with these World Englishes (WE). Pre-service teachers must be made aware of the legitimacy of WE to become culturally responsive educators. We will describe six different activities designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Guz, Magdalena – TESL-EJ, 2019
This paper presents a case study that examined and reflected on the relationship between the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices of an experienced EAP teacher in relation to teaching second language (L2) reading. The results of this study revealed that the teacher holds specific beliefs about language teaching and learning in general,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Language Teachers
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Smith, Monica Gonzalez – TESL-EJ, 2019
In teacher preparation years, teacher candidates are often required to use personal video recordings of classroom instruction to reflect on teaching and learning. While it is well documented that video supports, scaffolds, and transforms teacher reflection, the literature on ESL-focused video reflection is scant. The present study discusses how…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Hooper, Daniel – TESL-EJ, 2019
Within Japanese ELT, private conversation ("eikaiwa") schools are commonly viewed as the bottom rung of the professional ladder. In contrast to "eikaiwa's" marginalized position, language teaching in university is regarded as the pinnacle of the field's professional hierarchy (Nagatomo, 2016). The aim of this paper is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Wiens, Peter D.; Andrei, Elena; Anassour, Billa; Smith, April – TESL-EJ, 2018
Teaching English as foreign language (EFL) has grown around the world. However, certain regions have experienced little empirical research into the practices and results of these EFL programs. This study looks at English as foreign language teachers in Niger, an Expanding Circle country, to understand their training, instruction, and attitudes.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kostka, Ilka; Maliborska, Veronika – TESL-EJ, 2016
Second language (L2) writing instructors have varying tools at their disposal for providing feedback on students' writing, including ones that enable them to provide written and audio feedback in electronic form. One tool that has been underexplored is Turnitin, a widely used software program that matches electronic text to a wide range of…
Descriptors: Computer Software, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Balikçi, Gözde; Daloglu, Aysegül – TESL-EJ, 2016
This case study was conducted in order to observe and investigate the critical reading discourse (CRD) of 27 freshman pre-service teachers of English at the department of foreign language teaching at a state university in Turkey. In addition, the study attempts to answer the question of how the critical reading discourse of the students is shaped…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Featro, Susan Mary; DiGregorio, Daniela – TESL-EJ, 2016
Theories on emerging technologies have stated that using blogs in the classroom can engage students in discussion, support peer learning, and improve students' literacy skills. Research has pointed to many ways that blogging is beneficial to student learning when used as an instructional tool. The researchers conducted a project that investigated…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Masters Degrees
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Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Bardakçi, Mehmet – TESL-EJ, 2015
The aim of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it attempts to determine the role of presenting collocations by organizing them based on (i) the keyword, (ii) topic related and (iii) grammatical aspect on retention of collocations. Secondly, it investigates the relationship between participants' general English proficiency and the presentation types…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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Forman, Ross – TESL-EJ, 2015
We often hear from speakers of L2 that they "feel different" when communicating through the medium of an additional language. While there has been much exploration of L2-­mediated identity development in naturalistic settings, there is very little conducted within the instructed learning environment of EFL. The present study explores how…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Yuan, Yifeng; Tangen, Donna; Mills, Kathy A.; Lidstone, John – TESL-EJ, 2015
This paper reports the findings of a study investigating Chinese English language learners' perceptions of pragmatics in the EFL learning context in China. A total of 237 Chinese EFL first--year university students participated in the study. A questionnaire and focus group interviews were used to collect data about learners' pragmatics insights…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Baecher, Laura; McCormack, Bede; Kung, Shiao-Chuan – TESL-EJ, 2014
Supervisors play a critical role in fostering teacher candidates' reflective thinking on their practice, yet too often it is the supervisor, rather than the teacher, doing most of the observation work. Video-based supervision offers a promising alternative, as teachers have an opportunity to examine their own lesson and thus engage with the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Reflective Teaching, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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