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Stander, Marga – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The importance of plagiarism in an academic setting cannot be overlooked. Creating an awareness of plagiarism avoidance amongst students may be achievable and teaching students certain skills to avoid plagiarism, like paraphrasing, may also be possible. Although paraphrasing is one of the most important skills for avoiding plagiarism, it is a real…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
Khan, Jalal Uddin – Online Submission, 2019
Having hardly learnt any English or having at best learnt wrong English (which is worse than no English) during their junior and secondary school years and having little or no exposure to English outside their classrooms, and partly due to certain weaknesses and shortcomings in what the teachers teach and how they teach, college students in some…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spelling, Pronunciation, English (Second Language)
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Lin, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2017
Graduation thesis is an indispensible procedure for each undergraduate, which is crucial for successful graduation, employment, further study and even further development. However, due to most undergraduates' ignorance of academic writing and the deficiency of current thesis writing course, thesis writing ability can hardly be enhanced and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Translation, Majors (Students)
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Salas, Spencer; Garson, Kyra; Khanna, Shweta; Murray, Beth – English Teaching Forum, 2016
In this article, the authors describe the outcomes of a workshop of pre- and in-service secondary school English teachers in New Delhi, India, working with a literature-based curriculum that required striking a balance between teaching the text or series of texts and creating opportunities for communicative interaction. The authors describe…
Descriptors: Literature, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Preservice Teachers
Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S. – Online Submission, 2015
Writing is a very important skill that should be mastered properly by university students, especially pre-service language teachers (e.g. EFL student teachers). In order to present their ideas efficiently in the context of their academic study, they have to be trained well on how to write meaningful pieces (e.g. essays, academic reports,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Writing Instruction, Student Teachers
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Soundranayagam, Luxshmi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
College students in the non-English-speaking world have to overcome formidable barriers in reading and writing when their medium of instruction is English. One particular problem faced by science majors is the writing of lab reports, a demanding task that might not be effectively supported by the standard guides and manuals available. This paper…
Descriptors: Guides, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Education
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Parmegiani, Andrea – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
This article reports on my attempt to use storytelling as an entry point into academic discourse in a learning community designed to meet the learning needs of ESL students who recently emigrated from the Dominican Republic. Based on research suggesting a correlation between academic success in a second language and first language literacy skills,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Ethnography, Case Studies, Community Colleges
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Gómez, Juan D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This essay relates observations to the reasons that advanced students of English as a foreign language in Colombia struggle with English composition. It identifies some cultural, academic, and disciplinary influences that may obfuscate their assimilation of the conventions of written English. It concludes by proposing that the teaching of context…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Archer, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
There are many challenges involved in developing and running Writing Centres in tertiary contexts in South Africa. These challenges include recognizing the role Writing Centres need to play in the redress of basic academic literacies. They also involve emphasizing writing as a mode of learning where higher cognitive functions such as analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Academic Discourse
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Salsbury, Tom; Crummer, Crista – English Teaching Forum, 2008
This article argues for the use of teacher-generated corpora in content-based courses. Using a content course for engineering and architecture students as an example, the article explains how a corpus consisting of texts from textbooks and journal articles helped students learn grammar, vocabulary, and writing. The article explains how the corpus…
Descriptors: Course Content, Computational Linguistics, Independent Study, Language Usage
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Texter, Lynne A. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2007
The author and her colleagues were given an opportunity to teach their master's program in professional communication overseas in Prague. Initial concerns regarding logistics, cultural differences, and other faculty issues and fears were offset by the benefits of an international education program for students and for professional and personal…
Descriptors: International Education, Masters Programs, Cultural Differences, Teaching Experience
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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