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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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McDonald, Geraldine; Le, Huong; Higgins, Joanna; Podmore, Valerie – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2005
Although schools contain many material artifacts, studies in classrooms have tended to focus on discourse and quality of social interaction even when artifacts are being used. Responding to Engstrom's (1999) invitation to take artifacts seriously, three studies are described in which a material object was essential to a classroom activity. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Vinagre, Margarita – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2005
This article describes an email project carried out jointly by the Institute of Modern Languages and the Department of Applied Languages at Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) in the US during the first semester of the academic year 2004-2005. Students worked with a partner exchanging…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, International Programs, Language Proficiency, Electronic Mail
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Palfreyman, David – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2005
In this article, I discuss how the administrators and local teachers in a Turkish university English language centre perceive others in the institution. I present interview data to illustrate processes of "Othering", whereby a group constructs a shared, Us-Them representation of another group. The data show that administrators and local…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
Hsu, Jeng-yih Tim – Online Submission, 2004
Unsuccessful college education often turns our students into book haters who will stop reading as soon as they graduate. The idea of literature circles embraces the concept of "reading for fun" and is intended to create more independent readers and book addicts who will continuously read for the rest of their lives. Pioneers in literacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Group Dynamics, Literature Appreciation
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Harrison, Neil – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This paper applies the findings of doctoral research undertaken in the Northern Territory. It draws on extended interviews with nine Indigenous students studying at university to produce four findings for classroom learning and teaching, one of which highlights the need to recognise Aboriginal English as a focal point of the curriculum for both…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Well Being, English (Second Language)
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You, Xiaoye – Journal of Second Language Writing, 2004
Approaches to writing instruction developed in North America have gradually made their presence felt in other parts of the world during recent years. A curricular evaluation of the local needs, instruction, assessments, teacher preparation, and other pedagogical factors is crucial for the successful transmission and integration of those approaches…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Curriculum Evaluation, College English
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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
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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)
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Zielinska, Dorota – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2003
The article outlines the technical writing tutorial (TWT) that preceded an advanced ESL writing course for students of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University. Having assessed the English skills of those students at the end of the semester, we found a statistically significant increase in the performance of the students who had taken the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction
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Poon, Anita Y. K. – Open Learning, 2003
It is argued that language learning ought to be interactive. The traditional language classroom provides a favourable interactive situation for language learners. By contrast, the distance education mode is limited in some ways regarding language learning. Necessarily, distance education involves, primarily, self-learning. Face-to-face learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Oral Language, Open Universities
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
Dale, George A. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1959
A long continuing responsibility of the Office of Education is the publication of bulletins describing education in other countries. Such bulletins are a vital part of a program to increase American understanding of education around the world. They include a growing series of studies on education in the Latin American Republics. "Education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Governance, Economic Factors
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