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Khan, Jalal Uddin – Online Submission, 2019
Having hardly learnt any English or having at best learnt wrong English (which is worse than no English) during their junior and secondary school years and having little or no exposure to English outside their classrooms, and partly due to certain weaknesses and shortcomings in what the teachers teach and how they teach, college students in some…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spelling, Pronunciation, English (Second Language)
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Chong, Sin Wang – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Recent literature on the use of exemplars in the context of higher education has shown that exemplar-based instruction is implemented in various disciplines; nevertheless, how exemplar-based instruction can be implemented in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing classrooms in higher education institutions remains under-explored. In this…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Canagarajah, Suresh; Dovchin, Sender – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2019
This paper seeks to expand the translingual tradition through a stronger focus on 'the political implications' -- a way to understand the ordinariness of everyday resistance. When people engage in linguistic resistance in everyday life, it might have mixed motivations; it might not be theoretically informed; it might draw from their cultures of…
Descriptors: Politics, Code Switching (Language), Social Media, Language Usage
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Kong, Shan – English Language Teaching, 2019
Online open course has a significant impact on college English teaching, which brings about huge changes in college English teaching concepts, teaching modes, and teaching evaluations. This paper introduces and discusses the construction and application of college English online open course in a vocational college in China. And it also points out…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Online Courses
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Lape, Noreen – Composition Forum, 2019
The forces of globalization and the development of English as a lingua franca have made many scholars and practitioners highlight the urgent need for foreign language literacy. The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center (MWC) at Dickinson College addresses that need by offering peer writing tutoring in eleven languages. This profile explains…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Global Approach, Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning
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Byrne, Jason; Furuyabu, Mariko – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
This paper aims to provide teachers with a practical guide to working in an IT enabled classroom. The paper outlines four central practical examples, with teacher reflections, of what was required in starting an actual IT enabled English listening & speaking program. The classroom environment described is board-less, meaning the teacher's…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Knight, Tim – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper explains how the mobile app and computer software Moxtra has augmented presentation and oral communication classes at the university level. Even the free version of Moxtra allows students to compile a digital portfolio of presentation and storytelling work, involving voice and visuals, to which both the teacher and fellow students have…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Software, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Engelking, Tama Lea – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The development of intercultural competence and foreign language skills in study abroad and the foreign language (FL) classroom is often seen as an either/or proposition due to lack of time, training or the availability of materials in the target language. The Critical Incident method (CI) provides an example of an intercultural training tool that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Critical Incidents Method, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Griffith, Mary; Lechuga, Clotilde – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This paper presents specific reference tools to provide institutional language integrated support with a specific language plan for a bilingual programme at the University of Malaga. This follows experts' opinions that claim the need of such a plan. While studies show the importance of language support in bilingual instruction, they rarely address…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Language Planning, Second Language Learning, College Faculty
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Absence of critical thinking skills is perceived to be a growing problem among many university students. The production-oriented approach, an initiative to college English instruction reform in mainland China, may offer a better solution to this problem. To cultivate critical thinking skills under this approach, reforms have to be implemented in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language)
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Howards, Alyssa; Rinner, Susanne; Gulewich, Beth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
An annual German Day event can be a powerful tool to motivate students, increase visibility of state and local German programs, and, ultimately, boost enrollments. However, it can also be a daunting undertaking that is often orchestrated by a single person. This article offers a user guide that can help others plan their own German Day, be it a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, German, Ceremonies
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Tschirner, Erwin – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Concepts of second language proficiency and how proficiency may be assessed have changed considerably over the last 20 years. New notions of validity with respect to the interpretation and uses of test scores have begun to shape discussions about test validity and quality assurance in college world language departments, in government, and in…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Test Theory, German
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Cohen, Anat; Ezra, Orit – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Contextualised mobile assisted language learning (MALL) has been known for its potential in language learning rooted in social constructivism theories. However, a consistent approach to constituents of contextualised MALL, in addition to a quantitative tool to evaluate it, is missing in reported case studies. The present research, drawing upon…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Paiz, Joshua M. – TESL-EJ, 2018
As the disciplinary focus on learner agency and autonomy increases, a space for online writing labs (OWLs) is reemerging. OWL services represent an opportunity for writing centers to expand their reach both on and off campus, assisting student writers where they are at and in a way that allows them to take increased agency over their compositional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Laboratories
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Production-oriented approach may provide us with a brand new perspective to our current college English reading instruction. Under this approach, teaching reforms need to be initiated in respects of teaching objectives, teaching materials, teaching methods and assessment. Instructors are required to design appropriate output tasks to stimulate…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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