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Wilken, Jayme Lynn – CALICO Journal, 2018
Learner perceptions toward and utilization of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation (AWE) program were investigated in an Intensive English Program (IEP) class. This small case study focused on two Chinese students who responded to weekly surveys, semi-structured interviews, and screen capture videos of their revisions over a…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Student Surveys
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Ling, Guangming; Powers, Donald E.; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
One fundamental way to determine the validity of standardized English-language test scores is to investigate the extent to which they reflect anticipated learning effects in different English-language programs. In this study, we investigated the extent to which the "TOEFL iBT"® practice test reflects the learning effects of students at…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Testing
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Chen-Maynard, Dorothy; Doueiri, Dany; Gotch, Donna – International Research and Review, 2014
The United States is faced with a serious shortage of linguistically and culturally competent students to meet the needs of our global population and economy. In order to address this deficiency, the US government has funded several initiatives to increase our nation's capacity to train teachers and students in critical languages. The Office of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Intensive Language Courses
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Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2008
The study explored English as a Second Language (ESL) learner development. In particular, it focused on investigating learners' understanding of reading and their willingness to be engaged in strategic reading in participatory classroom activities. It also examined possible effects of such pedagogy on reading performance. The context was a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), English (Second Language), Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Tsui, Amy B. M. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2007
This article explores teachers' identity formation through a narrative inquiry of the professional identity of an EFL teacher, Minfang, in the People's Republic of China. Drawing on Wenger's (1998) social theory of identity formation as a dual process of identification and negotiation of meanings, it examines the lived experience of Minfang as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
TESOL Newsletter, 1987
The 1987 volume of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) newsletter includes articles on developing exercises for use with films in the classroom; foreign students; professionalism and the master's degree in teaching English as a second language (ESL); international issues; the politics of ESL instruction; teachers in the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Employment Practices, English (Second Language), Films
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Zou, Yongyi – System, 1998
Describes how intensive English-as-a-Second-Language training for professionals in China is conducted, explaining the importance of training Chinese professionals in English and illustrating this type of training by highlighting a new intensive course for adults at one Chinese chemical engineering corporation. Essential teaching principles for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses
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Goh, Christine – ELT Journal, 1997
Analyzed the diaries of Chinese students of English as a Second Language to ascertain their beliefs and knowledge about their listening to English. Findings indicate that many retained clear ideas about their own role and performance as second-language listeners, the demands and procedures of this listening, as well as listening strategies. (13…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Diaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Zhenyu, Zhang – Forum, 1997
Discusses two compulsory reading courses offered simultaneously for English language majors in China: Intensive reading (IR) and extensive reading (ER). Discusses how the role of IR has been challenged over the last two decades. Suggests that IR is still a valuable approach but that teachers need to revise their methods and procedures. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses