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Lee, Icy – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
This article describes a university-school collaboration project that investigates six English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' attempts to change conventional feedback approaches in three secondary schools of Hong Kong, indicating the benefits university-school collaboration can reap for both teacher educators and school teachers.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Zashchitina, Galina – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
The given article intends to focus on some approaches to teaching English as a second language at an advanced or proficient level. The paper primarily deals with the ways in which stylistic aspect of newspaper language can be put to use by university students thus becoming an integral part of their classroom discourse. The study aims at presenting…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Second Language Learning, Newspapers, News Reporting
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Watson, Kevin; Agawa, Grant – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The importance of a structured learning framework or interrelated frameworks is the cornerstone of a solid English as a foreign language (EFL) computer-assisted language learning (CALL) curriculum. While the benefits of CALL are widely promoted in the literature, there is often an endemic discord separating theory and practice. Oftentimes the…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Integrated Curriculum, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)
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Fajaria, Indah – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
There are such myriad ideas upon English teaching-learning process. Everybody can share each fabulous idea through various media. One of fun English learnings that can motivate EFL students' eagerness to practice English easily is an outdoor class activity. This project could sometimes deals with an outbound activities which provide the numerous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Outdoor Education, Class Activities
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Halasa, Najwa Hanna; Al-Manaseer, Majeda – College Student Journal, 2012
This paper aims to study new techniques in second language learning involving the active use of the mother tongue in classroom situations. Several teaching methods will be discussed such as The Alternating Approach, The New Concurrent Method, and Community Language Learning method. These methods of employing the first language recognise the link…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Communication Skills
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Feng, Anwei – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Greater China is used in this article to refer to mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Macao. While a holistic approach is adopted to present and compare the rapid spread of English and development in English language education in these geographically close, and sociopolitically, culturally and economically interrelated but hugely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
Stephens, Crissa – English Teaching Forum, 2012
Pre-service teachers around the world face a unique challenge: bridging the gap between traditional teaching focused on grammar translation and receptive skills, and communicative teaching aimed at well-rounded communication skills. Many new EFL teachers learned English in a traditional context that emphasized memorization and grammar, but after…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Research Projects, English (Second Language)
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Carolan, Lynne; Wang, Lijuan – ELT Journal, 2012
Peer observation of teaching often occurs at a local level or national level, seldom internationally. Victoria University, Australia, and Chinese institutions Henan University and Central University of Finance and Economics have a transnational partnership involving local students studying courses originating in Australia and Chinese students who…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Observation, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Derince, Zeynep Mine – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2012
This paper seeks to picture the politically and ideologically-oriented power relations and inequalities that link to their social, economic, and cultural relations in the education system of Turkey. An in-class project is conducted with students learning English in a preparatory class in a state university that concentrates on scrutinizing the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece of empirical evidence on how SL can be infused into a computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Griffiths, Carol – ELT Journal, 2012
This article begins with a brief overview of some of the salient issues that have impacted on teaching practice in recent years. In order to canvass teacher concerns regarding these issues, a questionnaire was given to a class of practising teachers studying for a Masters degree in ELT at a Turkish university asking them to rate a number of key…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Nagatomo, Diane Hawley – Multilingual Matters, 2012
This book contributes to the growing field of EFL teacher identity, which is now recognized to influence numerous aspects of classroom teaching and of student learning. It focuses on an under-researched, and yet highly influential group of teachers that shape English language education in Japan: Japanese university English teachers. In three…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Massi, Maria Palmira; Blázquez, Bettiana Andrea – Teaching English with Technology, 2012
The importance of visual input in the contemporary ELT classroom is such that it is commonplace to use audiovisual elements provided by pictures, films, clips and the like. The power of images is unquestionable, and as the old saying goes, an image is worth a thousand words. Following this line of reasoning, the objective of this article is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Visual Stimuli, Audiovisual Instruction
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Ning, Huiping – ELT Journal, 2011
An updated guideline for tertiary ELT in China has shifted the emphasis to the development of learners' ability to communicate in English. Using group work and getting learners actively involved in the actual use of English are highlighted more than before. This article focuses on adapting cooperative learning methods for ELT with tertiary…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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