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Al-wossabi, Sami Ali Nasr – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
As English is one of the most spoken languages in the globally interconnected world of today, many Saudi universities are enrolling their EFL students in summer intensive English programs at US universities. The main purpose is to enhance their EFL students' oral competencies. This new policy is, in fact, the result of the failure of CLT practices…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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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
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
Nabei, Toshiyo – University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 1995
This study investigated Japanese students' perceptions of grammar instruction in the United States. Subjects were six university students in an intensive English course focusing on reading and writing, but also including grammar instruction, and using communicative and interactive approaches. Data were drawn from two student questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Strategies
Tarnopolsky, Oleg – 1999
The report describes the context for English language teaching in Ukraine, provides a case study on one intensive English program (IEP), and compares the program to an IEP in the United States. The first chapter discusses the circumstances of state-regulated and alternative English language programs, factors supporting English language teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)