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Myers, Liatris – ORTESOL Journal, 2018
Second language pragmatics are not easily acquired by second language learners for a variety of reasons including negative first language transfer, insufficient grammatical competence, and inadequate instruction. For adult learners living in the second language environment, adequate pragmatic knowledge is essential even for beginning level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Incidental Learning
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Lynn, Ethan M. – English Teaching Forum, 2018
The author is responsible for teaching reading classes and overseeing the reading curriculum at an intensive English program in the United States. The institution strives to make reading fluency a priority in the classroom, but after conducting a basic overview of the literature on the topic, the author realized that the approach could be improved…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Moussu, Lucie – TESOL Journal, 2010
Several scholars have investigated the strengths and weaknesses of native-English-speaking (NES) and nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) teachers of English as a second language (ESL), but few researchers have explored intensive English program (IEP) administrators' and ESL teachers' perspectives on teacher training and the strengths and weaknesses…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhou, Ally A. – Language Awareness, 2009
Linguistic accuracy plays an important role in the quality of written texts, yet the explicit teaching of linguistic form--particularly grammar--for the purpose of improving learners' writing has generated an ongoing debate. Furthermore, students' voices about their learning are often ignored because they are perceived as not knowing what they…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Learning Problems, Grammar, Interviews
Hanson-Smith, Elizabeth, Ed.; Rilling, Sarah, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2007
While posing important questions about how learning proceeds with new technologies, this volume demonstrates how teachers captivate the imagination of learners, from schoolchildren to postgraduates, by providing real-world purposes for language. The authors are from educational institutions in many regions of the world, and describe technology use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
Carroll, Michael, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2007
Curriculum innovations succeed or fail according to the extent to which teachers, and to some extent students, feel that they are meaningfully involved in the process of change. For change to be effective, it cannot be simply imposed from above; rather it depends absolutely on the people who implement it. The innovations described in this book…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Collins, Jacquie; Stead, Shelley; Woolfrey, Sid – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article gives the perspectives of three teachers of intensive French (IF) as they adjusted their thinking to teaching in a French as a second language (FSL) classroom that was very different from the core French classroom and developed teaching strategies to facilitate effective learning of communication skills by the students. Four major…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, French, Teaching Methods
Perkins, Samuel S. – 1998
The role of participant attitudes in the effectiveness of two teacher education program types, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and intensive English programs (IEPs), are discussed. Three factors are viewed as influencing participant attitudes: professional separation of ESL and IEP instruction as fields of study; physical separation of ESL and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses
Thomson, Chihiro Kinoshita – 1998
Based on a hypothetical situation in which second language learners must attain substantial skills in a very short time, the paper recommends intensive training not in the language itself, but in skills and strategies for learning the language. This requires achieving self-directed learning skills to: create a climate maximizing learning; identify…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Course Content, Higher Education
Beaubien, Richard L. – 1999
The need for a better understanding and better treatment of learning disabilities (LD) in adult learners of English as a second language (ESL) is discussed. Such an effort should draw on both existing knowledge of LD in the first-language context and new research on LD and second language learning. The ethical implications of teaching ESL to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Educational Research, English (Second Language)
Mcdonald, Andrew, Ed.; Mcdonald, Gina, Ed. – Intensive English Programs Newsletter, 1996
This document consists of the six issues of this newsletter published during the two-year period summer 1994 to summer 1996. Intended for teachers of intensive English-as-a-Second-Language programs (IEPs), the issue contains the following articles: "The Inviolable Core of Intensive English Programs" (Fredricka L. Stoller); "Report from Baltimore:…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bibliographies, Chinese, Classroom Techniques
Marcus, Sybil – 1996
The structure of an 8-week intensive course in literature for advanced learners of English as a Second Language is described. Focus is on engaging student interest with texts rich in theme and/or language that can elicit thoughtful discussion. In the first 2 weeks, the language and length of the texts (short stories) selected make them relatively…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
International Catholic Migration Commission, Morong (Philippines). – 1983
The manual for English pronunciation instruction is designed for use in intensive language courses for Southeast Asians learning English as a Second Language. An introductory section suggests classroom presentation and lesson planning techniques and gives background information on English phonology and pronunciation instruction. A variety of…
Descriptors: Cambodian, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Error Correction
Mosher, Arthur; Resch, Margit – 1986
The demand for an improved international dimension in American education is a move in the right direction, and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and Educational Testing Service efforts in defining foreign language proficiency guidelines and developing a reliable mechanism for testing oral proficiency have resulted in…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design
Van Iten, Helga B. – 1985
This paper presents suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of intensive language workshops designed to upgrade and reinforce the language skills of high school foreign language teachers. Once the decision has been made to organize a workshop, the following steps might be taken: identifying the range of needs and interests of the…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Skills
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