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Macdonald, Shem – CATESOL Journal, 2018
An exploration of pronunciation tutorials designed for speakers of English as an additional language (EAL) in a university context in Australia suggests that developing abilities to speak clearly involves more than just focusing on the sounds that are uttered. Students' comments and observations collected during pronunciation tutorials highlight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pronunciation Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Comprehension
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Fenton-Smith, Ben; Humphreys, Pamela; Walkinshaw, Ian; Michael, Rowan; Lobo, Ana – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Many nations now enrol large numbers of tertiary students with English as an additional language, raising concerns over academic literacy standards. As a result, calls for whole-institution approaches to enhance language proficiency have grown. This paper describes the issues faced by one university that attempted such an approach. We first…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Higher Education, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Murray, Neil; Hicks, Margaret – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
As the university student body becomes ever more diverse, the place and nature of English language provision is coming under unprecedented scrutiny and is the object of greater regulation. Today, more than ever before, institutions of higher education are being called to account for the way in which they support this diverse population in respect…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Higher Education
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Murray, Neil – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2014
The growing number of students from increasingly diverse backgrounds--both English speaking and non-English speaking--entering English-medium institutions of higher education has put unprecedented pressure on universities to think creatively about efficient and cost-effective ways of identifying students at risk linguistically. Having done so,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Models
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McCarthy, Brian – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2004
The rationalisation of class sizes and subject offerings in majors, and the implementation of workloads models establishing parity in teaching hours and in student load per staff member across Faculty have created considerable challenges for tertiary foreign-language teaching over the past decade. This paper presents one way of responding to the…
Descriptors: Class Size, Large Group Instruction, Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods
Australian National Languages Inst., Melbourne. – 1991
A report on the teaching of modern languages in Australian higher education is presented in two volumes. The first volume contains the text of the report. An introductory section describes the aims and methodology of the national review and places it in a historical context. The remainder of this volume is in three parts. The first part identifies…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, College Students
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Tudini, Vincenza; Rubino, Antonia – Babel: Australia, 1998
Examines the pedagogical uses and implications of asynchronous e-mail exchanges by reporting on a pilot project involving student-to-student penpal correspondence between the Departments of Italian at two Australian universities. Students were matched by their linguistic proficiency, then given writing tasks in pairs. The project was successful in…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries
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Storch, Neomy; Tapper, Joanna – System, 1996
Investigates the use of an annotation scheme in which students identify their own concerns through marginal or end-notes addressed to their teachers. The study's analysis focused on form, content, and students' views. Results indicate that students annotated mainly for syntax and lexis, in the form of confirmation requests. (21 references)…
Descriptors: College Students, Dialog Journals, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes
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O'Loughlin, Kieran – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Investigates whether English teachers and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) rate writing samples differently using both holistic (global) and analytical (multiple trait) scoring methods. Findings suggest that the analytical scoring method may be more faithful to real dissimilarities existing between these two groups than is the…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Essays
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Heap, Stephen – On-Call, 1997
Examines a computer-assisted approach to writing in the English-for-academic-purposes classroom that incorporates and integrates information from written texts, electronic and video sources, and a live lecture. The article argues that such an approach introduces the student to the academic culture of an Australian university. (eight references)…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Text, English for Academic Purposes
Butzkamm, Wolfgang – IRAL, 1997
Discusses the methodological concepts of medium- and message-oriented communication and applies these concepts to conventional foreign language and bilingual content classrooms, with specific reference to English as a Second Language. Argues that the interplay between message- and medium-orientation is an important feature of both these…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Check Lists, Class Activities, College Students
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Crosling, Glenda – Prospect, 1996
Suggests that use of grammatical and lexical features of non-standard English varieties may contribute to the confusion of international students at Australian universities when discerning the intended meaning of written words. Suggests that the establishment of assessment criteria may simplify assessment difficulties and urges that efforts be…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Howell, Faith – Babel: Australia, 1995
Discusses views of former students of the faculty with respect to the Chinese language program at an Australian university, including their needs and expectations of the program, suggestions for improving the program and perceived successful features and views on how well the program prepares students for China-related business dealings and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Case Studies, Chinese, College Students
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Coleman, Gayle – On-Call, 1996
Illustrates how Hubbard's methodological framework (1992) can be adapted to develop computer-assisted language learning (CALL) materials for English-as-a-Second-Language students in Australia. Findings reveal that this courseware development module provides an excellent framework for the creation of language learning software and the integration…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Course Content