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Albiladi, Waheeb S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The growing popularity of authentic materials provides English language teachers with more resources to practice the real language in language classrooms (Guo, 2012). However, integrating these types of reading materials can be difficult and time-consuming even though there are many benefits to using them to teach language learners how to read.…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crawford, William J.; McDonough, Kim; Brun-Mercer, Nicole – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Although there is consensus that collaboration refers to two or more learners working together to accomplish a task (Davin & Donato, [Davin, K., 2013]; Ohta, [Ohta, A., 2001]), debate remains about how to assess collaboration. Researchers have pursued two approaches to evaluate collaboration during peer interaction: rater judgments (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Relationship, Language Tests
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Cheng, Yonghong; Ma, Yibing; Wang, Yan – Applied Language Learning, 2019
Abundant research has been conducted on the relationship between student learning styles and teacher teaching styles. However, the research on the relationship between teachers' learning styles and their choice of instructional strategies is scarce. To understand this relationship better, this study seeks to learn whether there is a statistically…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Silva-Gonz├ílez, Heidy Erika; Sanabria-Chavarro, Leidy – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper presents a study that looked into the structuring of tasks that may foster oral fluency in an intensive eight-week course with 25 young adult and adult learners of English as a foreign language in a format of tutoring sessions for conversation. The action research involved two teachers and a research advisor, coauthors of this paper.…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cave, Paul N.; Evans, Norman W.; Dewey, Dan P.; Hartshorn, K. James – ELT Journal, 2018
The present study investigated the relationship between student use of self-efficacy-building strategies through motivational partnerships and student levels of self-efficacy and motivation in an adult intensive English programme in the United States. The extent to which self-efficacy influenced motivation was also examined. After being organized…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Partnerships in Education, Intensive Language Courses, Student Motivation
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Teachers' professional identity influences the ways teachers think and teach. Research on native English speaking teachers' (NEST) professional identity construction and development has not been widely explored. This study analyzes six NESTs' identity in 31 lesson plans and activity designs for intensive English camps at an English Wonderland in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning
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Ziegler, Nicole – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
Research suggests that pre-task planning time provides learners with opportunities to formulate, organize, and mentally store content, thereby freeing up attentional resources during tasks (Skehan, Xiaoyue, Qian, & Wang, 2012). However, relatively few studies to date have investigated pre-task planning in a synchronous computer-mediated…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Accuracy, Language Fluency
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Kim, Jongmin; Nassaji, Hossein – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Previous studies have shown that learner individual differences have important impacts on L2 accuracy development. The present study examines a learner variable (i.e. extraversion versus introversion) and its effects on incidental focus on form. Twenty-eight ESL students in two classes (an advanced and an upper-intermediate class) and their…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Extraversion Introversion
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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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Livingston, Sue; Toce, Andi; Casey, Toce; Montoya, Fernando; Hart, Bonny R.; O'Flaherty, Carmela – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study first briefly describes an instructional approach to teaching grammar known as X-Word Grammar and then compares its effectiveness in assisting students in achieving grammatical accuracy with traditionally taught grammar. Two groups of L2 pre-college students were taught using curricula and practice procedures in two different grammar…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Accuracy, Essays
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Bargate, Karen – Africa Education Review, 2018
This paper emanates from a case study which focussed on 15 Managerial Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM) students' "enjoyment" of learning MAFM in an 18-week Writing Intensive Tutorial (WIT) programme. Interactive Qualitative Analysis (IQA) was used for the research design and as a data analysis tool. Following IQA protocols…
Descriptors: Accounting, Tutorial Programs, Case Studies, Student Satisfaction
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Noticing is the necessary attention that learners give to language in order to learn (Schmidt, 2001). Self-correction is evidence of noticing and a tool for language learning. Previous research has suggested that speakers focus on meaning during speech production, and language learners likely need an opportunity post-production to correct…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gass, Susan; Juffs, Alan; Starfield, Sue; Hyland, Ken – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
The focus in this article is on research in language centers. Four center directors provide examples of the place of research in language centers and focus on how teachers and researchers work together to facilitate large action research projects. The first section describes a survey of instructors in U.S.-based intensive English programs (IEPs).…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shin, Sun-Young; Lidster, Ryan – Language Testing, 2017
In language programs, it is crucial to place incoming students into appropriate levels to ensure that course curriculum and materials are well targeted to their learning needs. Deciding how and where to set cutscores on placement tests is thus of central importance to programs, but previous studies in educational measurement disagree as to which…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Standard Setting (Scoring), Student Placement
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Chou, Mu-hsuan – Education 3-13, 2017
Formal English language education in Taiwan now starts at Year 3 in primary school, with an emphasis on communicative proficiency. In addition to formal education, attending English cram schools after regular school has become a common phenomenon for Taiwanese students. The main purpose of gaining additional reinforcement in English cram schools…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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