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Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Yeh, Hui-Chin – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
Project-based learning (PBL), a learning-by-doing practice, has been used for enhancing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' language skills. However, the extent to which and how EFL teachers develop or improve Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) competencies while experiencing PBL remain unexplored. For this study an 18-week PBL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Chein, Chen-Wen – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This study explored 36 undergraduates' knowledge construction and implementation of pedagogical competence in pronunciation instruction. These undergraduates were language learners themselves, but they were trained to become language teachers receiving pronunciation instruction in an English Pronunciation Instruction course at a university in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Chia-Yen; Lau, Ken; Cousineau, Jacob – ELT Journal, 2018
The textual and interpersonal functions of modifiers are extensively discussed in the literature. However, how these linguistic devices can be strategically used to assist lecture comprehension has been under-investigated, particularly in EFL/ESL contexts. Drawing on corpus analyses, interviews, and questionnaires, this study compares Taiwanese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Contrastive Linguistics
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Yang, Shih-hsien – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study explored how teacher change was nurtured with the support of a web-based writing platform featuring…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wang, Fei-Yu – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study unveils a tertiary EFL reading teacher's reader identity and its interconnectedness with her pedagogical decisions through narrative inquiry. Community of Practice was employed to elucidate the sources of this reading teacher's reader identity and the interplay between that and her teaching practice. Findings from the categorical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Hsiao, Cheng-hua – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Teacher identity has been an important issue in teacher education because teacher identity influences teachers' professional development. However, little has been explored in preservice teachers' identity formation within the EFL context of language teaching. In this study, the early influence on EFL student teachers' identity formation in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Practicums, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Chen, Yu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many institutions of higher education (IHE) students in Taiwan now need to meet the English proficiency requirement to earn their higher education degrees. In this case study, I intended to a) provide the opportunity for IHE students with hearing loss in Taiwan to share their opinions, thoughts, and experiences of learning English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Yang, Wenhsien – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2018
The Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach has been broadly adopted and extensively researched at different educational levels across European contexts. It is also becoming popular in Asian settings due to its dual focus on developing both language skills and content knowledge. It aims to empower learners with high mobility and…
Descriptors: Course Content, English for Special Purposes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Materials
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The advancement of computer technologies has brought a plethora of technological innovations in educational settings. It is no exception in teacher training and education programmes around the world as the growth of professionalism has made the distance doctoral programmes possible for mid-career English language teaching (ELT) practitioners. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Pluralism
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Kong, Melinda L. F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
With the globalization and internationalization of education, many teachers from Asian countries pursue their professional development in English-speaking settings. However, there seems to be scarce research on these teachers' expectations, lived experiences and identities in these contexts, and how their personal experiences influence their views…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wacha, Richard Charles; Liu, Yeu-Ting – Language Teaching Research, 2017
The purpose of this exploratory longitudinal study was to evaluate the efficacy of two new forms of recasts (i.e., elaborated and paraphrased recasts), each of which was designed to be more in accordance with contested views of input processing. The effectiveness of the two new forms of recasts was compared to that of conventional standard…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yeh, Shu-Fen – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
In recent times, researchers of second language learning have suggested that second language learning is not simply a cognitive or linguistic issue, but is also a social, political, and cultural one (e.g., Atkinson, 2002; Firth & Wagner, 1997; Larsen-Freeman, 2007). Research on student teachers' identity (e.g., Atkinson, 2004; Day &…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Responsibility
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Tang, Joni Tzuchen; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study was designed to determine if language acquisition can occur in a virtual situation in the absence of explicit instruction. After spending 1 year establishing a virtual community, the authors observed and analyzed interpersonal interactions and the development of Chinese communication competence, communication models, and interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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