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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
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
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
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