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Jaidev, Radhika; Chan, Peggie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
English is the medium of instruction in all Science and Engineering undergraduate programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Therefore, students who do not meet minimum proficiency requirements are placed in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to help them improve. Other generic, domain-specific and workplace communication…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Miller, J. L.; Wilson, K.; Miller, J.; Enomoto, K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The use of humour in teaching and learning can be contentious, with some authors suggesting that the efficacy of humorous materials is mediated by the culture of the student. Nevertheless, humour represents a potential vehicle for the introduction of active learning in a classroom setting, as judicious use of humour may lead to a more relaxed…
Descriptors: Humor, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Students
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Troncarelli, Donatella; Villarini, Andrea – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Over the last few decades the international dimension of higher education has grown significantly as internationalization has become a strategic goal for many governments. Students on the move worldwide reached five million in 2015 and their number is increasing at a rate of 10% each year. Many of these students need to develop proficiency in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Mehran, Parisa; Alizadeh, Mehrasa; Koguchi, Ichiro; Takemura, Haruo – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the iterative stages involved in designing and developing a blended course of English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) at Osaka University. First, the basic Successive Approximation Model (SAM 1) is introduced as the guiding instructional design model upon which the course was created. Afterward, the stages of design and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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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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Bruce, M. L.; Coffer, P. K.; Rees, S.; Robson, J. M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Many undergraduate students find the production of an extended piece of academic writing challenging. This challenge is more acute in the sciences where production of extended texts is infrequent throughout undergraduate studies. This paper reports the development of a new English for Academic Purposes (EAP) workshop and associated resources for…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Academic Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry
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Gilliland, Betsy – CATESOL Journal, 2015
In this reflective essay, I share my experiences as a US-based professor leading graduate students on a 2-month teaching practicum in northern Thailand. I describe the process of arranging the practicum in coordination with the host university and the challenges of teaching 2 teacher-education courses while also mentoring novice teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Teacher Education, Mentors
Hu, Guangwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
Academic writing competence comprises attitudes, knowledge, skills, and strategies that enable one to produce writing in accordance with the expectations of the academic discourse community. This paper introduces an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing course developed to help students from China acquire an adequate level of academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, Discourse Communities
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Salies, Tania Gastao – Simulation & Gaming, 2007
This article critically reflects on the GUN CONTROL simulation (Salies, 1994a) by retaking ideas advanced by Salies (2002) and applying them to the context of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing classes in Brazil. It examines how controlled practice relates to learners' performance on the first draft in a simulation-based content unit…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Weapons, Gun Control, Foreign Countries
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Mansouri, Fethi; Duffy, Loretta – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2005
The project reported in this paper aims to test the concept of "learner developmental readiness" and its pedagogic effectiveness in the teaching of foreign language grammar. It focuses on the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) in a formal classroom context. The aim is to ascertain whether a specific teaching order based on…
Descriptors: Syntax, Learning Readiness, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language)
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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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Rubdy, Rani – ELT Journal, 2005
If producing quality research and meeting the attendant demands of thesis and dissertation writing is a difficult process for native speaker students, it is often doubly so for non-native speakers. ESL/EFL students may have the level of language proficiency for admission to their course of study, without yet possessing the necessary textual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, Language Proficiency, Graduate Students
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Murphy, John – English for Specific Purposes, 2004
''Rhythm is one of the most pervasive aspects of the human condition; it is in the world around us and in the world within us, in our bodies and our minds, our living and our thinking'' [Auer, P., Couper-Kuhlen, E., & Muller, F. (1999). "Language in time: the rhythm and tempo of spoken interaction." New York: Oxford University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Suprasegmentals, Language Rhythm
Crandall, JoAnn, Ed.; Kaufman, Dorit, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2002
Content-based instruction (CBI) challenges ESOL teachers to teach language through specialist content in institutional settings. This volume addresses CBI negotiation between ESOL teachers and subject specialists in higher education. Writers document and evaluate courses that support the subject discipline and meet the language needs of EFL and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content