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Pun, Jack; Macaro, Ernesto – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The role of the first language (L1) in second language (L2) learning has been widely discussed and researched in the second Language Acquisition (SLA) literature. Benefits of L1 use have been found for vocabulary acquisition, and in facilitating comprehension thereby alleviating student anxiety. Many teachers appear to consider L1 use as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Vocabulary
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Jelodar, Zahra Yahyazadeh; Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The importance of meaning-based teaching of the writing skill as an end in itself has mostly overlooked due to the common traditional grammar-based approaches used in writing instructions within the English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effects of collaborative meaning-focused and grammar-focused…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Zulkefly, Farah; Razali, Abu Bakar – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Students' attitudes towards learning English as a second language is not a new issue, yet much is to be known about the factors that actually affect the students' attitudes, especially those who live in rural areas that are known to have poor perceptions towards as well as poor performance in learning the English language as compared to Malaysian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Pazhoman, Hamzeh; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study examined the relationship between English teachers' reflective practices and their self-regulation. It also explored the relationships between self-regulation and teachers' teaching experiences. To achieve the goal of the study, 103 English teachers from different senior and junior high schools were selected through convenience sampling…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Catalán, Rosa Mª Jiménez; Fontecha, Almudena Fernández – English Language Teaching, 2019
English as a foreign language (EFL) is a global issue that extends to thousands of learners worldwide who share a similar classroom situation. However, researchers have often considered learners to have homogeneous linguistic profiles, overlooking the fact that EFL classrooms in primary and secondary education include learners with different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Martinez, Ana Herraiz; Hernández, Ariadna Sánchez – English Language Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the production of pragmatic markers (PMs) by multilingual students in a CLIL context. Previous studies have analyzed pragmatic competence in multilingual settings (e.g., Cenoz, 2003; Martín-Laguna & Alcón-Soler, 2015; Portolés, 2015; Safont & Portolés, 2016). However, to the best of our…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pascual, Daniel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Current communication is increasingly computer-mediated, dynamic, dialogic, and global, so students should master new information, communication technologies, and digital genres, as well as acknowledge the global role of the English language. Thus, this paper aims to offer a teaching proposal, to be ideally implemented in the secondary education…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Travel
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Luukka, Emilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Although the number of studies on literature in language education has increased in the past two decades, the subject is still in need of empirical research. This case study examines literary texts, their selection, frequency, and functions in Finnish general upper-secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education. The data was collected…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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de Lima Bastos, Pedro Augusto; Pessoa, Rosane Rocha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this qualitative study, we intend to discuss how adolescent students in a Brazilian public school classroom define their body image and personalize the themes "beauty standards" and "fatness." Grounded on a critical approach to language teaching, these two social themes were problematized in eight lessons of "Ensino…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Human Body
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Lodhi, Muhammad Arfan; Farman, Hifza; Ullah, Ihsan; Gul, Aiza; Tahira, Fareeha; Saleem, Sidra – English Language Teaching, 2019
Textbooks play significant role in teaching and learning continuum. Due to this reason, Curriculum wings and Directorate of staff development (Punjab) have had continuous check and monitoring in devising goals and standards in textbooks from grade 1 to grade 10. But at intermediate level specially in12th grade, the same text book i.e.…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ibara, Yvon-Pierre Ndongo; Otouba, Roland Giscard Ondze; Mounguellet, Jules Bianchiny Ossere – English Language Teaching, 2019
The aim of this research paper is to scrutinize the teaching of English pronunciation based on English compound noun stress at secondary school. In fact, the teaching of compound noun stress has not been highlighted by previous scholars. In addition, teaching strategies based on this item have not been taken into account by INRAP and E.N.S in the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation Instruction
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Heineke, Amy J.; Smetana, Lara; Carlson Sanei, Jenna – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher education programs are responsible for preparing science teachers for today's culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, which includes preparing them to support students' science learning and language development. Given the rapid growth in linguistic diversity across the country, science teacher preparation for English learners,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Akturk, Ahmet Oguz; Ozturk, Handan Saka – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The aim of the current study is to analyze the relationship among teachers' TPACK levels, students' self-efficacy and the academic achievement. Another purpose of this study is to determine whether there is significant difference in teachers' TPACK levels according to their gender and professional experience. In this study, singular survey model…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Lanvers, Ursula; Hultgren, Kristina; Gayton, Angela Mary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
With English as an undisputed global lingua franca, there is long-standing concern in anglophone countries over the lack of interest in language learning. In the UK, significant changes in language education policy, a mentality of insularity and the global spread of English have all contributed to a drop in language learning uptake beyond the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, English, Native Language
Mahana, Pallavi; Mishra, Sudarshan; Dash, Neena – Online Submission, 2019
English is accepted as a universal language across the world. Its popularity is increasing drastically almost in all sectors. People speak this language, to unify themselves in this diverse world. Overall, the aim of teaching English, as a second language is to encourage the learners to sharpen the skills of communication, for both academic and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Difficulties, Secondary School Students, Developmental Stages
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