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Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
While there is a body of research concerning the education of students with migrant or refugee backgrounds, little of this research focuses on primary school-aged children. In order to address this gap, the current paper utilises data gained from an ethnographic study to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with diverse classrooms…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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de Heer, Nathaniel; Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
Educational experiences during childhood are critically important for development, but migrant children often experience unique challenges. To ameliorate these, extra training in English language--such as provided by the intensive English language programme in South Australia (IELP)--is frequently offered to children taking on English as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Edwards, Emily; Burns, Anne – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
Language teachers constantly create, adapt and evaluate classroom materials to develop new curricula and meet their learners' needs. It has long been argued (e.g. by Stenhouse, L. [1975]. "An Introduction to Curriculum Research and Development." London: Heinemann) that teachers themselves, as opposed to managers or course book writers,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Material Development, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Rouhshad, Amir; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching Research, 2016
The Interaction Approach argues that negotiation for meaning and form is conducive to second language development. To date, most of the research on negotiations has been either in face-to-face (FTF) or text-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) modes. Very few studies have compared the nature of negotiations across the modes.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Proficiency
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Rummel, Stephanie; Bitchener, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This article presents the results of a study examining the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (CF) on the simple past tense and the impact beliefs may have on students' uptake of the feedback they receive. A seven-week study was carried out with 42 advanced EFL learners in Vientiane, Laos. Students' beliefs about written CF were first…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Pretests Posttests, Cues, Grammar
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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
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Ping, Rebecca Lee Su – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
Past research has found that many pre-university L2 learners, having completed an Intensive English Program (IEP) still have difficulty in undertaking various disciplines in English-speaking tertiary institutions and continue to exhibit numerous linguistic problems (Bialystok, 2001, Celce Murcia 2001). The purpose of this paper is to present the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses
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Rowland, Luke – Language Teaching Research, 2011
This is an account of how one class of English language learners compared and contrasted their language learning experiences with English language teaching (ELT) research findings during a five-week Intensive Academic Preparation course at an Australian university. It takes as its starting point the fact that learners, unlike teachers and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Journal Articles, English (Second Language)
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Baker, Felicity; Jones, Carolyn – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2006
This pilot study examined the effects of a short-term music therapy program on the classroom behaviours of newly arrived refugee students who were attending an intensive "English as a Second Language" secondary school. A cross-over design with two five-week intervention periods was employed with group music therapy sessions conducted one…
Descriptors: Refugees, Music, Hyperactivity, Music Therapy
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Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – TESOL Journal, 2002
Describes how the Internet was used for online interaction in a 10-week English-as-a-Second-Language course. Students were highly motivated and seeking eventual admittance to undergraduate programs through successful completion of International English language Testing System (IELTS) examinations. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Crook, Tony – American Language Review, 1999
Using an action research framework, research was conducted to gauge how a group of English-as-a-Second-Language students (ESL) would react to a taboo English class being conducted as part of their intensive English program. The investigation took place at an English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) center located in a…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses
Allouche, Victor – Francais dans le Monde, 1990
A French teacher's journal notes about his experience as a student in an intensive English course in a foreign country are presented. The notes address aspects of the language learning experience, including unfamiliar cultural context, intrusion of the new language into daily thought, resistance, translation, interference, and motivation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Read, Julia – 1995
The report provides an overview of recent developments in immersion second language education in Australia, contrasting the Australian experience with the Canadian one. Particular attention is paid to some developments that may have significance for the future of foreign language teaching, such as "cold-start" late immersion programs in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Read, Julia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1996
Overviews recent developments in immersion language programs in Australia, contrasting the Australian experience with that of other countries. Findings indicate that the most promising developments at the tertiary level are teacher education programs with content-based instruction in the target language and an emerging focus on combining intensive…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Pluralism