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Foltz, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For this dissertation, teacher linguistic awareness (TLingA) involves teacher linguistic knowledge, teacher language awareness (TLA), and teacher cognition for second language (L2) teachers. Teacher linguistic knowledge is an understanding of how language functions and is compiled within the different areas of linguistics. And TLA is the knowledge…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Bahadorani, Homeira – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Language instructors play a decisive role in adult language learners' learning and retention of vocabulary through planning, selection, and teaching of vocabulary and strategies. However, some professional language schools lack extensive teacher-training programs that prepare instructors with the skills required to select and teach vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Guidelines
Riggs, Reed – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Constructionist research on L2 learning has focused on the degrees to which skewed frequency (Goldberg, Casenhiser & White, 2007; Casenhiser & Goldberg, 2005; Goldberg, Casenhiser, & Sethuraman 2004) in a person's linguistic environment can facilitate "entrenchment," "schematization," and "contingency…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Language Usage, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
Lippincott, Dianna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed methods classroom research examined if accountability groups in the lower proficiency levels of a university intensive English program would improve students' language acquisition. Students were assigned partners for the study period with whom they completed assignments inside and outside of class, as well as set goals for use of…
Descriptors: Accountability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Chavoshan, Ida – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation study focused on a feature of emergent interactions in the L2 classroom called unanticipated student utterances (USUs), which is defined as utterances spoken by the student that the teacher has not anticipated as part of the discussion at hand. The purpose of the study was to demonstrate why USUs are significant in the L2…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication
Kanakri, Aseel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this multicase study was to investigate second language teachers' practices in teaching academic writing to English as a second language (ESL) students at the higher education level. This study sought to gain a deeper understanding of how ESL teachers are currently teaching academic writing to ESL students and the particular methods…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs, Case Studies, Academic Discourse
Grosik, Sarah Arva – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In recent years, university-based Intensive English Programs (IEPs) have expanded to serve the growing population of international students who wish to earn their degrees at U.S. universities. Many of these IEPs have shifted their focus to assist these academically bound international students by functioning as a bridge to enrollment in American…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intensive Language Courses
Spencer, Tom – ProQuest LLC, 2017
International student enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities continue to increase. Entry into an undergraduate or graduate program requires that applicants demonstrate suitable English language proficiency by means of a standardized test score such as the Test of English (TOEFL) or the International English Language Tests (IELTS).…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, College Students, English (Second Language)
Kang, Tingting – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Mobile devices have become a significant part of students' lives. The average number of hours that college students reported using their smartphones each day was nine hours--more than half of their daily waking hours (Roberts, Yaya, & Manolis, 2014). Although software developers and teachers have started to develop and incorporate various…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Educational Strategies, Instructional Innovation
Rodriguez-Garcia, Luis Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explored the problem of student attrition in beginning courses of an Intensive English Program (IEP) that may affect the sustainability of the IEP. The purpose of the study was to understand the perceptions of continuing students and the factors that influenced their motivation and engagement to persist studying in the IEP.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Adult Students, English Language Learners
Forbes, Megan Julie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to establish an accepted skill set, knowledge base, and overview of personal qualities necessary to be a director of a university or college based, non-proprietary intensive English program (UIEP). This research serves as a means of moving towards meeting three critical needs in the field. This research should inform…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Delphi Technique, Intensive Language Courses, Search Committees (Personnel)
Mirzoyants, Anastasia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study proposes an alternative approach to studying interpersonal trust. The researcher uses the Rasch analysis to design a quantitative instrument that can be used to measure trust when exploring the effects that various aspects of educational environment have on students' experiences. Prior empirical studies examined trust from a…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Foreign Students, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
Kamiya, Nobuhiro – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A call for a bridge between research and practice is nothing new, yet it seems to be an impossible task to accomplish. Despite the dedicated efforts made by numerous researchers in the past, the world is still largely separate between researchers and teachers. One piece of evidence is that research studies seem to have only a little impact on…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
Houser, Nicole M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation explores how teaching Spanish and English as second languages in the United States has been traditionally defined, the common assumptions that are held about each context, and the influence these assumptions have on instructional practices and student learning. In order to explore how teaching English and Spanish is constructed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spanish
Natarelli, Larissa I. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation focuses on quantum linguistics, a sub-field of philosophy of language, preoccupied with studying of the processes on a virtual drive of the human mind: patterns and dynamics of thoughts, verbal and non-verbal codification, cultural conditioning, and foreign language acquisition. While adopting an educational perspective fitting…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Linguistics, Philosophy, Humanism
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