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Akbas, Erdem, Ed.; Hatipoglu, Ciler, Ed.; Bayyurt, Yasemin, Ed. – Online Submission, 2017
This is the book of abstracts for the conference held in 2017 entitled: ''METADISCOURSE ACROSS GENRES: MAPPING INTERACTION IN SPOKEN & WRITTEN DISCOURSES'', also known as MAG2017. The 1st International Conference on Metadiscourse Across Genres took place in METU Northern Cyprus Campus, Cyprus between 30 March-1 April 2017 with the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Written Language, Discourse Analysis, Computational Linguistics
Lopez-Alvarado, Julio – Online Submission, 2017
In this paper, a practical course for listening, speaking, reading and writing was designed using authentic video material. The aim of this paper is to offer tools to the TEFL teacher in order to design new course materials using video material. The development procedure is explained in detail, and the underpinning main theories are also…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Video Technology
Alawdat, Maha – Online Submission, 2013
This study examines the use of e-portfolios for ESL (English as a second language) learners. The data were collected by reviewing 11 empirical studies from 2010-2012 in order to synthesize meaningful information about e-portfolios for ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) acquisition. The studies were coded into two main categories: learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Gera, Christina, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
The 7 articles in this 8th volume comprise the referred proceedings of the 2012 ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa/New Zealand) conference. The first three chapters present tools that can assist students with their academic development: In chapter 1, ("The DELNA Language Advisory Session: How do Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Development, English (Second Language)
Gabriel, Raafat – Online Submission, 2009
It is crucial that foreign language teachers know well what kinds of grammar teaching strategies best aid learning in the classroom in order to adjust their teaching toward a practical and successful approach. Much of the debate about how to help EFL learners achieve grammatical proficiency centers on the implicit versus explicit, or deductive…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews, Second Language Instruction
Amituanai-Toloa, Meaola; McNaughton, Stuart; Kuin Lai, Mei – Online Submission, 2009
This paper examines language development of Samoan students in bilingual contexts in Aotearoa, New Zealand. In the absence of valid and standardized assessments tools in Samoan, one was designed to test reading comprehension and oral language development for Samoan students using common narratives as a base. For reading comprehension, the tool…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this document is to provide an annotated bibliography on best practices for late entry learners into college academic upgrading programs. It is intended for practitioners, administrators, and researchers and others with an interest in this field. Method: This annotated bibliography synthesizes sources related to late entry…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Annotated Bibliographies, Adult Literacy, Adult Basic Education
Fraser, Cath, Ed.; Ayo, Lin, Ed. – Online Submission, 2007
This volume comprises the refereed proceedings of the 2006 ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand) conference. The 11 articles are arranged according to the conference's sub-themes of perspectives, partnerships and projections relating to the work of learning advisors. In Chapter 1, Susan Crozier explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Postsecondary Education, School Personnel
Tanaka, Koichi – Online Submission, 2007
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to investigate features of Japanese students' contact with the target language (English) outside the classroom in a study abroad context. (Methodology) The participants in this study were 29 Japanese students taking general English courses, for 12 weeks, at two private English language schools in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Study Abroad, Limited English Speaking
Brundage, Gregory C. – Online Submission, 2007
Survey study of 53 foreign EFL teachers in Jeonju City, South Korea looks at causes of teacher stress and coping mechanisms between the years of 2004 and 2006. Results show foreign EFL teachers report moderate levels of stress and attribute stresses in roughly equal measures to student misbehavior and school director/administrative sources. Survey…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Drinking, Coping
Benseman, John; Sutton, Alison; Lander, Josie – Online Submission, 2005
This comprehensive review of the international research literature looks at the research evidence on the effective teaching of literacy, numeracy and second language skills to adults. It contains an extensive discussion of the literature and full references. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the available…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
Benseman, John; Lander, Josie; Sutton, Alison – Online Submission, 2005
With increasing interest in improving the quality of adult literacy, numeracy and language provision, there has been growing interest in gaining an overview of what teachers actually do with their learners. This study looked at how 15 teachers taught over an average of 167 minutes in a cross-section of New Zealand classrooms. The report details…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Numeracy, Language Teachers
Walker, John – Online Submission, 2003
The TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) sector in New Zealand is rapidly developing into a major educational service industry. Despite their growing national importance, little is known about the performance of the English language centres (ELCs) that constitute the industry. This study investigated levels of client…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction