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Schneider, Jason – TESOL Journal, 2019
Interest in service-learning within TESOL has increased in recent years. Teacher-scholars have described multiple uses of such pedagogy in programs for students of English as a second language (ESL) and in courses of ESL teacher education. This article employs action research to focus on an introductory TESOL class at a U.S. university for which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Shin, Jaran – TESOL Journal, 2019
In the context of globalization, teachers of English are no longer expected to cultivate learners' functional and communicative abilities alone; instead, the profession also requires teachers to acknowledge that teaching English is a political act, to discuss how power relations are negotiated through language, and to enrich learners' historical…
Descriptors: History, Fiction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abbott, Marilyn L. – TESOL Journal, 2019
English as a second language teachers often find themselves teaching classes of heterogeneous students who have very divergent English language skills, abilities, and learning needs. One effective approach to address some of the challenges teachers face when teaching heterogeneous, mixed-level classes is task-based language teaching (TBLT). TBLT…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
Recent work on the theorization and exploration of language teacher identity contends that teacher education practices should focus on teacher identity as an explicit focus, yet little is known regarding how teacher identity can be integrated in TESOL teacher education. This article describes a teacher learning tool called "critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Professional Identity
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Nekrasova-Beker, Tatiana; Becker, Anthony; Sharpe, Angela – TESOL Journal, 2019
With an increasing need for teaching discipline-specific language to second language (L2) learners, language instructors are tasked with a challenging objective to target the vocabulary that is necessary for students to understand and produce discipline-specific discourse. To meet this objective, language corpora and corpus software have been used…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Daniel, Shannon M.; Jiménez, Robert T.; Pray, Lisa; Pacheco, Mark B. – TESOL Journal, 2019
To optimize translanguaging pedagogies, particularly in English-only environments, teachers need to scaffold translanguaging activities and help students recognize that translanguaging can benefit their learning in school. Consistent and well-designed scaffolding can help classroom communities view translanguaging as a norm. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Prichard, Caleb; Rucynski, John, Jr. – TESOL Journal, 2019
Satirical news is a type of humorous media that mixes parody and satire to critique contemporary figures, events, and situations (Ermida, 2012; McClennen & Maisel, 2014; Peters, 2013). In addition to satirical television news programs like The Daily Show, satirical news websites such as "The Daily Mash," "The Onion," and…
Descriptors: Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Durham, Lisa; Kim, Soonhyang – TESOL Journal, 2019
Faith-based adult English as a second language (ESL) programs provide beneficial services to the underserved adult English language learner (ELL) population in the United States (Chao & Mantero, 2014). However, these programs face a critical training dilemma, often lacking qualified volunteer instructors and the time or resources to train…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mason, Andrea; Payant, Caroline – TESOL Journal, 2019
Communicative language teaching (CLT) in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context is a dynamic process involving teachers' perspectives and practices. Although CLT is a widely accepted approach to second language instruction, scholars in the field continue to have a narrow understanding of how teachers conceptualize and implement this…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Luo, Mingchu Neal; Huang, Mindy – TESOL Journal, 2019
The multiple intelligences (MI) theory has been widely applied to literacy education and English as a second language (ESL) teaching in informing curriculum development and instructional strategies. Using the framework that intelligence shapes human behavior, this study examines the correlations between ESL teachers' MI preferences and their use…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Multiple Intelligences
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Bataineh, Ruba Fahmi; Alqatnani, Alaeddin Khalid – TESOL Journal, 2019
This study examines the potential effect of a Thinking Maps®--based treatment on the creative reading skills (viz., fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration) of Jordanian learners of English as a foreign language. The researchers drew a purposeful sample of two intact 10th-grade sections (N = 57) from a public school in Zarqa, Jordan.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Control Groups
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Wang, Yang; Zheng, Yuebo – TESOL Journal, 2019
In this study, college English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in mainland China for the first time explored their reading process through collaborative retrospective miscue analysis (CRMA). In pairs, they interviewed each other about reading interests, beliefs, and strategies; read aloud and retold texts to each other; marked each other's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Gebril, Atta – TESOL Journal, 2018
The article introduces a learning-oriented approach to test preparation that could help in easing the tension between learning and assessment. The first part of the article discusses the different concepts that are usually used in the context of test preparation. The second section reports on the literature pertaining to the effects of test…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Accountability, Student Centered Learning, Instruction
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Cardimona, Kimberly – TESOL Journal, 2018
This study investigated the nature of dyadic interaction between secondary English language learners (ELLs) engaged in mathematics peer tutoring sessions. An analysis of 15 ELL expert/novice student-tutoring dyads and three mathematics teacher/ELL novice dyads revealed the importance of questions and wait time in developing novice tutee ownership…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, English Language Learners
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Hayes, Aneta – TESOL Journal, 2018
This article develops Phillips and Ochs's (2003) framework for policy borrowing, particularly their theorisations about indigenisation of international programmes. It uses the example of communicative language teaching (CLT) in Bahrain, exploring teacher perspectives regarding the effects of CLT on the preexisting arrangements in the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Second Language Instruction
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