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Prince, Peter – Language Teaching Research, 2013
The listening comprehension skill is frequently cited by both teachers and learners of a second language (L2) as perhaps the most difficult to deal with in any systematic way. One possible approach is to use the dictogloss task. This involves learners reconstructing a short text they have listened to. Originally developed to draw learners'…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Grammar
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Gunn, Cindy L. – Language Teaching Research, 2010
Many teacher training programs, including MATESOL programs, encourage their trainees to be reflective practitioners. The MATESOL program at The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is no exception and offers the students many opportunities for reflection. This article discusses my experience with a recent cohort's reaction to being asked to…
Descriptors: Assignments, Course Objectives, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hu, Guangwei – Language Teaching Research, 2005
Peer review has a prominent place in process-oriented writing instruction. In this paper, I share my developing use of peer review in an academic writing course for Chinese ESL learners. After reviewing the relevant literature, I describe the context in which I implemented peer review and conducted practitioner research into its productive use.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Zhang, Ruwen – Language Teaching Research, 2004
Exploratory Practice emphasizes integrating research into pedagogy, and attaches great importance to the quality of life in the classroom. It suggests that we work primarily to understand language classroom life, to bring people together, and to develop students' language competency in a harmonious atmosphere.By putting EP principles into my…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Quality of Life, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)